“It’s a massive privilege to be able to lead this football team. Especially to have been voted in by my peers and the coaches and seen in the way to captain such a great group, it really is an honour,” Bohanna said.
“It’s an exciting group we have here at the SUNS and we’re building really nicely with just a few weeks to go until Round 1. We just can’t wait to get started and I’m really proud of this opportunity.”
The Hawks have named former Saint Tilly Lucas-Rodd as their skipper ahead of their inaugural AFLW season.
The former St Kilda vice-captain brings stellar leadership qualities with her, and will be accompanied by Jess Duffin (vice-captain), Louise Stephenson and tamara Luke in the club's leadership group.
“I’m honoured to be named as Hawthorn’s inaugural AFLW captain,” Lucas-Rodd said.
“It’s a privilege to not only be part of something special at the Hawks, but to be trusted to lead this amazing playing group throughout our first season.”
Daisy Pearce will lead the Demons once again, taking the captaincy role on for the sixth time. Forward Kate Hore has been elevated to the vice-captain role for the first time after spending season six in the leadership group.
Rounding out the four woman team is Libby Birch and Tyla Hanks, with season six's vice-captain Karen Paxman stepping away from the leadership group for the upcoming season.
Erin Phillips is set to take on the captaincy role at Port Adelaide in their first season in the competition, with two other former Crows Ange Foley and Justine Mules joining her in the five-woman leadership group.
“The whole team has the opportunity to establish the foundations of our Swans AFLW culture for years to come and the players have shown they trust Alana, Brooke, Maddy, Lisa, Lauren and Bec to lead the team in our first season,” Sydney's AFLW executive GM Kate Mahony said. in a club statement.
“This is a direct reflection of the example each of these players set in our program and we are confident they will do a great job both supporting and challenging the playing group in the season ahead.”
Season six skipper Emma Swanson will lead the Eagles once again, now in her fourth season in the role. The experienced captain will be joined by Dana Hooker in the vice-captaincy role, with Aisling McCarthy rounding out the group.
As they have in previous seasons, the Eagles have named a supporting leadership group, consisting of Bella Lewis, Aimee Schmidt, Evie Gooch and Jess Sedunary.
Ellie Blackburn will once again lead the Bulldogs as they run out in season seven, her fourth campaign as skipper.