Two-time club best and fairest Luke Shuey has been named as the Eagles’ 11th captain following Shannon Hurn’s decision to step down as West Coast skipper earlier this week.
The 29-year-old – who collected the Norm Smith medal in his side’s 2018 Premiership victory – joins elite company who have led the royal blue and gold.
Shuey has featured in 201 games for the Eagles, kicking 136 goals since debuting in 2010 and has been vice-captain to Hurn for the past three seasons.
In the Eagles’ 33-years within the league, the club has seen the likes of John Worsfold, Chris Judd, Ben Cousins, Dean Kemp and Darren Glass take on the reigns, with Ross Glendinning being named the club’s inaugural captain in 1987.
Standing beside Shuey will be vice-captains Jeremy McGovern and Josh Kennedy, while Hurn will be sure to further lead from defence in his own role.
Coach Adam Simpson has defined the role the captain of his side must take on, namely being relied on during the games toughest moments… something Shuey does not shy away from.
Shuey has been heavily endorsed by the rest of the club as a perfect suitor as Hurn’s successor, igniting a new era of leadership and success for the Eagles.