Sam Mitchell Set To Get Eagles Leadership Role

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Sam Mitchell Set To Get Eagles Leadership Role

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Shannon Hurn appears set to retain West Coast's captaincy, while star recruit Sam Mitchell is a strong chance to be voted into the AFL club's leadership group.

Eagles coach Adam Simpson says the make-up of the leadership group will be voted on in the coming weeks, with coaches and players to have a say.

Hurn is set to remain as captain for a third season while Simpson says former Hawthorn skipper Mitchell has fitted into the club well and may be voted into a leadership role.

"Already he's having an impact around the club, so he's exactly what I thought he'd be," Simpson said.

"He has empathy for the player and he can educate, which, when you have a player like that who can extend your coaching ranks on-field, I think he complements our leaders really well. 

"All of our leaders have that ability as well, so he just adds to the numbers – along with Drew (Petrie).

"(Mitchell) won't be captain, but there's a strong chance that he gets voted in by the players to be one of our leaders.

"He's fitted in really well. We know his history and his credentials as a Hawthorn player, but he's settled into the club and the state really well." 

-AAP

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