HORSHAM star Darcy Tucker has been named North Ballarat Rebels captain for the 2015 TAC Cup under-18 season.
Tucker’s teammates voted him into the role of skipper through a peer-assessed voting system.
Rebels talent manager Phil Partington described Tucker as a “standout leader” for the club across the pre-season.
“Darcy was a standout on the training track and particularly in his work ethic, he’s a standout for the other players,” he said. “He’s got some natural leadership qualities about him and leading by example is a big one.”
Tucker, 18, is an AFL Academy member and was named in the 2014 All-Australian squad as an underage player.
Partington said a strong leadership group of seven had been appointed, with senior players Josh Webster, Ben Simpson, Joel Cowan and Jacob Hopper included.
Bottom-aged players Todd Lawrence, Jarrod Berry and Connor Byrne are also listed as the Rebels look to develop their leadership base.
The Rebels’ season kicks into action in round two on the road against Geelong Falcons next Saturday.