Nat Fyfe has made the ‘powerful” resolution to face apart as captain after six seasons within the position and a difficult 2022 season cruelled by damage.
The twin Brownlow medallist solely performed seven video games final season and after 14 and 15 within the two earlier seasons and though he’s “letting go of a dream” made his resolution in the most effective pursuits of the membership.
“The choice was powerful. It has been one thing I’ve identified for the final three or 4 weeks,” Fyfe mentioned as he instructed his teammates on Tuesday.
“Final 12 months was a difficult 12 months for me individually, however an awesome 12 months for the membership and it began to pave the best way for a transition.
“Intuitively, I knew that it was an thrilling alternative for the membership for me to step apart and let another person come by means of.”
The choice had nagged at Fyfe for some time as he struggled to let go of the position, he mentioned.
“It took some time for the feelings and my thoughts to line up with my instinct, it appears like I used to be letting go of a dream in some methods, however as soon as I linked with that feeling, it opens up the chance for a lot extra,” he mentioned.
“I‘m optimistic about what this transition can do for the membership.”
A management group member since 2015, the 209-gamer has additionally made the decision to step except for all management group duties.
“By stepping away utterly from the management group that permits me to focus all my vitality on serving to our different forwards and studying my craft once more,” Fyfe mentioned.
“It additionally permits another person to step into the management group doubtlessly and provides us that recent push of management which is able to propel us ahead.”
Fyfe captained Fremantle for seven video games in 2022, with Alex Pearce standing in as captain for 16 video games and Mundy for one as part of a management group that additionally included Andrew Brayshaw and Caleb Serong.
Fyfe had the second longest tenure as captain in Fremantle’s historical past, and was third by video games in cost (96) behind membership legends Matthew Pavlich (190) and Peter Bell (107).
Fremantle’s captain and management group will likely be finalised later this month.