Rostyn Griffiths has been named Perth Glory’s new captain in its 20th anniversary season.
The 28-year-old WA raised midfield dynamo, re-signed with Glory for his second stint with the club earlier this year and was today announced as club captain, in front of hundreds of passionate supporters and members at the QBE Gloryus Family Fun Day at Elizabeth Quay.
“It’s a tremendous honour to wear the captain’s armband and lead my home-town team” he said.
“Celebrating the club’s 20th anniversary makes it even more special and I’m proud to be part of a squad with so many hardworking and talented individuals” he said.
Griffiths, who is one of 14 home-grown players, is the club’s ninth captain since its inception and takes over the reins from former skipper Richard Garcia.
Irish international striker Andy Keogh was also named as the club’s Vice-Captain to assist Griffiths in the leadership role.
“I’ve always liked to think that I’ve been a leader during my time at the club and I’m thankful to Kenny Lowe and the club for entrusting me with this responsibility” he said.
“We’ve got a great squad and we can’t wait to hit the ground running” he added.
Matilda and Perth born striker Samantha Kerr will once again lead Perth Glory Women in the Westfield W-League which kicks-off in November.
The club also unveiled its Heritage Kit which has been modeled on the original kit from 1996 featuring the iconic rising sun.
The Heritage Jersey will be available for sale at the club’s first home game of the season against Central Coast Mariners at nib Stadium on Saturday, October 8.
Kick-off is at 7pm.