Fremantle has announced star midfielder Nat Fyfe as the club’s new captain for 2017.
“It hasn’t really sunk in fully yet, but it’s just fantastic to get the support of the players, and to also have two new members of the leadership group,” Fyfe said.
“It’s an exciting time for the footy club and we have an exciting group to lead the club for the next four or five years.
“We’ve got fresh new talent through he door. We’ve got great coaching staff and people in administration roles.
“The club’s in really good hands and the future looks exciting.”
Coach Ross Lyon said he is pleased with the youthful, new additions to the leadership group.
“The leadership group is the foundation for the list and the team, our on field performance and drive at training,” Lyon said.
“The additions of Lachie Neale and Michael Walters have been built over a fair period of time, and we’re pleased about that.
“We’re aiming high and in a different situation to the year before. We had a more mature list and were coming off a strong year in 2015.
“We’re transitioning, and it talks to an emerging leader who can be with the group for a long period.”