Fremantle have named their 2019 leadership group with Nat Fyfe set to captain Ross Lyon’s team for a third season.
Joel Hamling and recruit Reece Conca join the six-man group, with David Mundy, Michael Walters and Alex Pearce returning to lead the Dockers again.
After crossing from Richmond last October, Conca was already implementing traits from Tigerland at his new club.
“I’ve made a conscious effort to drive really strong standards, and bring what I learned across from Richmond and start implementing some stuff here,” Conca told AFL Media.
“Didn’t really expect the leadership role, formally, but it’s something I’ve strived for my whole career.
“I took a bit of a back seat at first (at Fremantle), just observed and took everything in and just slowly trying to do what I can.
“I just want to create positive change, but also just be my essential self and create a really nice environment to be around.
Dockers GM Peter Bell was confident that the newest members will help take the club forward next season.
“Through Joel and Reece, we have two great characters who have come back to WA to find success at Fremantle, as many others have in the past three seasons,” Bell told the Dockers club website.
“Joel’s leadership as a part of our backline has been crucial for the past two years and we look forward to this continuing with a club-wide focus.
“Reece was a greatly respected player at Richmond and it comes as no surprise that, as one of the more experienced players on our list, he has transitioned into a leadership role.”
Veteran ruckman Aaron Sandilands and Bradley Hill have been excluded from the 2018 contingent along with Lions recruit Lachie Neale.