Capras announce 2018 captaincy
CAPRAS half back, Jack Madden, has been named as captain for the team's 2018 season.
Coach Kim Williams made the announcement alongside the local player at a press conference today, stating that Madden was an "obvious choice" for the role.
After an "outstanding" season last year, Madden has proven he has what it takes to lead the Capras into a successful season.
"He has the complete respect of all the playing group and the staff which is the corner stone of any captain," Williams said.
"On top of that, he plays the game how we want our Capras to play: very tough and willing to take a knock and get back up and go again.
"I think the thing that sticks out most with Jack is that he tells it how it is and has no hesitation to rip into players if they deserve it. There's definitely a place for that and if you have respect for the players as well, it makes it meaningful.
"With Jack, when he says something, they listen. When you see that in a group it's pretty easy to pick out the leaders and Jack has that quality."
Madden will be joined by vice captains, Jerry Key and Oliver Percy.
"It means a lot to me," Madden said.
"This is probably the biggest achievement I've had in my career.
"Being a local boy, it means a lot to lead the boys out every week.
"I was born in Rocky and grew up in Duaringa and went to school at St Brendan's, so this region means a lot to me and so does this team. I want to see it do well and be successful."
Having developed leadership skills as a half back and being involved in the club's leadership courses over pre season, Madden is confident will be able to lead the team to glory.
"There's a good vibe around the club and the team is training well," Madden said.
"A lot of the recruits Kim brought in are hard working players and there's no flashy players on the team.
"We've all got to work hard to get that result in the end but I think we're looking pretty good at the moment."