Canberra's become Frank Gailey's second home. And the Cavalry clubhouse is now an extended part of that.
Gailey's one of four players to re-sign with Canberra's ABL club, along with fellow pitchers Rhys Niit, Justin Erasmus and Dean Aldridge.
They join Canberra products Steve Kent, Robbie and Kyle Perkins, and Cam Warner in recommitting in a show faith to the new license holders.
The 2021-22 ABL season will be Gailey's fifth with the Cavalry, after initially joining the club for the 2017-18 campaign.
Born in Philadelphia, Gailey and wife Christina are now Canberra residents, having made a new home in the capital.
That's come off the back of Christina being involved in a horrific car accident in 2017 - not long after they first arrived in the ACT.
Gailey's been one of the Cavalry's key starting pitchers since arriving Down Under.
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"I still feel like I can throw a little bit and Canberra's now a second home when it comes down to it," the 35-year-old said.
"What makes a great club is the camaraderie and what we have in the clubhouse and the coaching and everything like that.
"That's what keeps me coming back - how fun it is and family oriented, and how, so to speak, 'for the boys' we play. It's not for anything else."
There's also the feeling of some unfinished business for the Cavalrymen after the coronavirus pandemic cut their season short - despite winning their way through to the preliminary final only to have that game cancelled due to a lockdown in Melbourne.
Instead, the Melbourne Aces were crowned champions after winning the qualifying final, which had originally been for a spot in the championship series.
"It's tough knocking out three teams last year and having to drive home after we'd won. That's COVID for you," Gailey said.