Lily Alfeld says she feels "honoured" after being unveiled as the inaugural captain of the Wollongong-based Phoenix women's side on Tuesday.
Alfeld was voted into the role by her teammates, with Katie Taylor named as the side's first vice-captain.
"That's probably what I'm most proud of, that it was player chosen. It gives me that confidence going forward that they see me as someone who can lead the team and help us get the most out of our games," Alfeld, 26, said.
"It's an honour to have that role in our first season. It's my first time captaining at a professional level, in a season where so much is new, this will also be new to me. But I have a great support system around me that will help me find my feet."
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