Star Hawthorn defender James Sicily will take the reins at Waverley Park in 2023 after the membership introduced its new-look management group for this season.
The 28-year-old was named captain after he crammed the put up in Ben McEvoy’s absence at instances final season, with two deputies named amongst a refreshed six-man group.
Small forwards Dylan Moore and Luke Breust might be co-vice-captains, whereas Sam Frost, Jarman Impey and Mitch Lewis may even maintain management roles for the primary time on the membership.
Hawthorn didn’t title a management group in 2022, with McEvoy appointed captain and Sicily and traded midfielder Jaeger O’Meara performing as skipper when the Hawks ruckman was sidelined with a neck harm.
Hawthorn stated it might name its management group “Moorditj Kuda”, which interprets as “strong mates” in Noongar language.
Hawks chief govt Justin Reeves stated the membership was “delighted” to welcome Sicily as its thirty eighth appointed captain.
“The respect James has constructed together with his teammates, coaches and our broader Hawthorn household provides us nice confidence that he’s the proper particular person to steer this membership into its thrilling future,” Reeves stated.
“He has an ideal love and keenness for the sport and, simply as importantly, for Hawthorn Soccer Membership and I’m extraordinarily excited to see him make his mark with this honoured obligation.”
Sicily gained the Peter Crimmins Medal because the membership’s greatest and fairest participant in 2022 as he led the membership’s uncooked defensive group at centre half-back.
“To be backed by the gamers and the membership, it’s a very particular feeling,” Sicily stated,
“This membership has invested a lot effort, love and time into me as an individual before everything to the purpose the place I really feel very comfy with the chance to steer this membership, and I really feel so supported within the function by teammates, coaches, household and pals.
“Your complete taking part in group is intent on taking our recreation to a different degree in 2023, and this has been mirrored within the power and depth on the coaching monitor to this point this pre-season, so I can’t wait to get began in a month’s time.”