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Collingwood Magpies announce Darcy Moore as captain, leadership group, latest news

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Collingwood has appointed Darcy Moore as Scott Pendlebury’s successor as the club’s captain for 2023.

Moore, who was one of three vice-captains last season, takes over from Pendlebury after a record nine seasons and 206 games in the role.

The 27-year old was humbled to take on the mantle, following in the footsteps of his father Peter, who was the Magpies skipper from 1981 to 1982.

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“It is truly an incredible honour to be given the opportunity to lead this team,” Moore said.

“The Collingwood captaincy is significant in its own right but it also holds another layer of significance for my family and I. To follow my father’s journey as captain of the Collingwood Football Club at almost the same stage in his football journey is very special.

“There’s no shortage of strong and up-and-coming leaders in our group, and I look forward to working closely with the individuals that surround me to ensure we all continue to develop as leaders. I am fortunate to be part of a team and wider club that features so many selfless and determined individuals.”

Moore has been named Collingwood’s new captain (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)Source: FOX SPORTS

Taylor Adams and Jeremy Howe will round out the Magpies’ leadership group alongside the newly promoted Brayden Maynard.

Moore becomes Collingwood’s 48th skipper and steps into the role after 126 games since joining the club as a father-son selection in the 2014 National Draft.

After overcoming a slew of injuries early in his career, Moore has become one of the Magpies’ key stars, making the All-Australian team in 2020 and finishing fourth, seventh and third in the Copeland Trophy count in each of the last three seasons respectivley.

“We congratulate Darcy on being appointed captain and also Taylor, Jeremy and Brayden on their appointments to the leadership group,” Collingwood football boss Graham Wright added.

“All four players display a strong alignment to the club values as well as attributes that will nurture, mentor and inspire the team.

“This process has confirmed there is no shortage of upcoming leaders in our group. We are fortunate to have a number of players who will play a role in leading this team even if they don’t hold a formal leadership title.”

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