Follow the leader: Eagles reveal captain and leadership group

THE WEST Australian clubs have got on the front foot by already appointing their captains and leadership groups for the 2021 NAB AFLW season. 

Who'll be tossing the coin next season (among other, much more important duties), and who will they be supported by?

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This article will be updated as clubs announce their leadership groups.


The Dockers will take an unchanged leadership team into the season, with Kara Antonio set to skipper the side for a fifth consecutive year. 

Antonio will be supported by Kiara Bowers, Ebony Antonio, Hayley Miller and Gabby O'Sullivan.

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Bowers is also entering her fifth season in the leadership group, despite having to sit out the first two years with persistent knee injuries, while Ebony Antonio and O'Sullivan are coming up for their third stint.

"It’s obviously a massive honour and speaking to the group when it was announced, it felt like I've got the best job in the world, being able to captain such an amazing group of people," Antonio told The West Australian. 

"I’m really proud to captain such a proud WA club and such an incredible group of girls." 

Kara Antonio will captain Fremantle in 2021 alongside an unchanged leadership group in Hayley Miller, Kiara Bowers, Gabby O'Sullivan and Ebony Antonio. Picture:


Emma Swanson has been appointed skipper of West Coast after leading the club in its inaugural season. 

Fellow midfielder Dana Hooker is once again vice-captain, with Alicia Janz and Courtney Guard also in the leadership group for a second season.

Ruck Parris Laurie has joined for the first time, with Maddy Collier taking a step back. 

"Last year was a unique experience and everyone was excited to get their hands dirty, but now I feel like they understand what is expected of them as leaders and they have really been proactive with how they have dealt with the start of pre-season, particularly around creating a supported environment and setting standards," new coach Daniel Pratt said. 

"'Swanny' and 'Hooks' have been leading the charge along with so many other girls. It’s pleasing to see that they’ve taken those steps so quickly."