MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos celebrates a goal during the round 23 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Greater Western Sydney GIants at Etihad Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

North Melbourne midfielder Jack Ziebell has been named as the club’s new captain for 2017.

The 25-year-old takes over from Andrew Swallow, who stepped down at the end of this season, after five seasons in the role.

“It’s a huge honour to captain a club with such a proud history,” Ziebell said.

“Since my first day here, I’ve always wondered what it would be like to lead this great club.”

Robbie Tarrant has been named vice-captain, with Jamie Macmillan and Shaun Higgins named deputy vice-captains, while Swallow is the fifth member of the leadership group.