Hawthorn Announce New Captain

Roughie to captain the Hawks.

Hawthorn Announce New Captain

Jarryd Roughead will captain Hawthorn in 2017.

The 29-year-old has told the Hawthorn website that he is excited to jump into the role.

“I’m honoured to be captaining the Hawks this year,” said Roughead.

“It’s an enormous responsibility but I’m ready for the challenge and can’t wait to lead this group of players.

“I’ve been lucky enough to play under one of our game’s best captain’s in Hodgey and I’ll certainly take a lot of what he has taught me into the role.

“To be backed by the players and the club, it’s a really special feeling.”

In addition to their new captain, the Hawks will also have a trio of fresh faces in their leadership group with Liam Shiels, Ben Stratton and Jack Gunston all voted in by their teammates.

Shiels and Isaac Smith will assume vice-captaincy duties, with Gunston, Stratton, Hodge and Josh Gibson set to round out the seven-man leadership team.