Star ahead Toby Greene has been appointed sole captain of the GWS Giants in 2023, after the aspect demoted two of its co-captains from final season.
The 2-time All-Australian had shared the captaincy duties with Josh Kelly and former stand-alone skipper Stephen Coniglio final season, however will take the reins by himself on the western Sydney membership.
“It’s an enormous honour,” Greene stated.
“I’ve come a good distance and it took a very long time, however I’ve finished quite a lot of work on my management abilities.
“As a younger child I used to be in all probability nowhere close to it and was looking for my manner in AFL footy however I’m in my twelfth season now and I’ve been right here because the begin.”
Greene, 29, stated he would lean closely on his former co-captains Kelly and Coniglio.
“We’ve bought a brilliant robust relationship … we now have a extremely robust bond and I’ll be relying closely on these two all year long,” Greene stated.
“I’m trying ahead to attending to work with them, alongside the 4 new gamers who’ve been named within the management group as properly.
“It’s an thrilling combine with the 4 new guys and the three of us who’ve been right here for some time.”
The trio shall be joined within the management group by first-time members Tom Inexperienced, Harry Perryman, Sam Taylor and Connor Idun.
Inaugural co-captains Phil Davis and Callan Ward will oversee an rising leaders’ group that includes Brent Daniels, Harry Himmelberg, Lachie Ash and Isaac Cumming.
GWS soccer boss Jason McCartney stated the membership was thrilled to call Greene as its stand-alone chief.
“Toby shouldn’t be solely probably the most dynamic gamers within the AFL competitors, he’s additionally an impressive chief who will get essentially the most out of his teammates and is intent on driving the Giants ahead to larger heights,” McCartney stated.
“Since arriving at our membership as an 18-year-old draftee, Toby has not solely contributed to constructing the Giants, he has additionally continued to develop and develop as a participant and a pacesetter.
“With a brand new head coach and new teaching group, we undertook an intensive management course of with a choice for one-captain mannequin as we embark on a brand new chapter for our membership.”