Star defender Darcy Moore is the brand new captain of Collingwood.
The son of Brownlow medallist and membership legend Peter Moore, additionally a former Magpies captain, was confirmed because the alternative for long-time skipper Scott Pendlebury on Wednesday morning.
The 27-year-old declared it an “unimaginable honour” given the particular place the membership has long-held for the Moore household.
“The Collingwood captaincy is important in its personal proper but it surely additionally holds one other layer of significance for my household and I,” Moore, who has performed 126 video games for Collingwood, mentioned.
“To observe my father’s journey as Captain of the Collingwood Soccer Membership at virtually the identical stage in his soccer journey may be very particular.
“There’s no scarcity of sturdy and up-and-coming leaders in our group, and I stay up for working intently with the people that encompass me to make sure all of us proceed to develop as leaders. I’m lucky to be a part of a crew and wider Membership that options so many selfless and decided people.”
Moore ended a stellar 2022 marketing campaign with an All-Australian blazer having starred within the membership’s run to the preliminary ultimate.
The Collingwood board ratified Moore’s appointment and the appointments of an extra three leaders on Tuesday evening.
Taylor Adams, Jeremy Howe and Brayden Maynard will assist Moore spherical out the management group.
“All 4 gamers show a robust alignment to the Membership values in addition to attributes that may nurture, mentor and encourage the crew,” Collingwood Basic Supervisor of Soccer Graham Wright mentioned.
“This course of has confirmed there isn’t any scarcity of upcoming leaders in our group. We’re lucky to have quite a lot of gamers who will play a task in main this crew even when they don’t maintain a proper management title.”
Though he won’t be in an official management function, Pendlebury will proceed to assist and information Moore and the broader management group all through this transition.