Western Bulldogs will enter a brand new AFL period beneath the management of Marcus Bontempelli after the star midfielder was introduced as Easton Wooden’s successor.
The 24-year-old Bontempelli may have Lachie Hunter as his deputy in a six-man management group, which additionally consists of Wooden, Jason Johannisen, Mitch Wallis and new addition Josh Dunkley.
“Now we have come to admire Marcus for the influence he has had on the sport and his already outstanding popularity as a participant,” coach Luke Beveridge mentioned on Tuesday.
“We’re blessed to have super wealth of character inside our taking part in group.
“Marcus has been acknowledged by his friends because the younger man who deserves recognition via previous contributions, the promise of the longer term and the impression he’ll make because the captain of our membership.
“It goes with out saying that everybody right here is thrilled for Marcus and can do all we will to assist him as he takes on new obligations.”
Wooden, who deputised for injured skipper Bob Murphy and led the Bulldogs to a well-known premiership in 2016, stepped down after two seasons within the function.
Bontempelli was elected to succeed Wooden by a participant vote held on the membership on Monday.
“The hallmark of nice leaders is consistency of temperament, take care of others and work ethic whatever the circumstances,” Beveridge mentioned of Wooden.
“Easton has most positively been reliable in displaying these traits and has cast a popularity as a beacon of power and resilience inside our membership.”