Brittany Gibson admits her elevation to the vice-captaincy role at the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos was a “complete surprise”, but having an official title next to her name won’t change her approach.
The 26-year-old midfielder/forward, who was a TWL premiership player with the Burnie Dockers in 2016, said either way she would be leading from the front in the Kangaroos’ inaugural season in the AFLW, but to be part of the five-woman leadership group was exciting.
“Out of the five leaders, I think we will all bring something different and unique while all having that same end goal to get the team working together as one and then hopefully go out and get some success on the field,’’ she said.
“I’m really big on bringing the team together and having us bond as one as I really pride myself of being able to bring different groups together. I have a connection with the Tassie girls as well as three other teammates come from Queensland and having to got to know those in Melbourne, those different connections will help me.
“My style of leadership is on the field is to lead by example with my knowledge of the game, but I’m sure I will learn from Kearney as a great captain, and Jess Duffin, Kingy (Emma King) and Kaitlyn Ashmore.”
North Melbourne will play Carlton at North Hobart Oval on February 3 at 1.05pm, and the Western Bulldogs on February 15, at 7.15pm at UTAS.