Sydney has appointed Callum Mills as the club's standalone captain for the 2024 season.

Mills joined co-captains Luke Parker and Dane Rampe in a three-piece leadership group two years ago, replacing Josh Kennedy at the time.

Both Parker and Rampe will now step back in their roles, seeing Mills become the club's first sole captain since Kennedy in 2018.

Rampe and Parker had been co-captains at the Swans since 2019.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Callum Mills of the Swans speaks to John Longmire, coach of the Swans, after the round four AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Essendon Bombers at Sydney Cricket Ground on April 08, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Mills, who is signed with the Swans until the end of 2029, said it is a privilege to lead the club.

“It's an absolute honour to captain this club. I grew up as a Swans supporter and am a proud New South Welshman, so having the opportunity to lead this great club is not lost on me,” Mills said.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed co-captaining with Dane and Luke, their leadership has shaped the club to what it is today, and I will still be learning from them going forward.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our members and commercial partners for their passion and support. I cannot wait to get back to full fitness and run out with my teammates to the roar of an SCG crowd. We have a great squad, and I'm really excited about what we can achieve this season.”

Mills has played 155 games in the red and white since joining the club as an Academy graduate, winning his maiden best and fairest title and an All-Australian selection in 2022.

The 26-year-old is expected to miss the opening rounds of the coming season due to an off-season shoulder injury.

Sydney are expected to announce an extended leadership group in the near future.