Huskisson's Adam Federici will have added responsibility during his second season in the A-League after Macarthur FC named him as their captain for the 2021-22 season on Monday.
One of the most experienced players in the Bulls squad, Federici picks up the armband following inaugural club captain and fellow former Socceroo Mark Milligan's retirement at the end of the 2020-21 season.
The 6-foot-2 shot-stopper has a wealth of topflight experience, appearing in more than 280 matches across the English Premier and Championship leagues and was instrumental in the success the Bulls achieved in our first A-League campaign.
Speaking on his appointment, the South Coast talent said it will be a tremendous privilege wearing the armband and is an honour to relish the extra responsibility.
"It is very special to be given an opportunity like this and I am very proud and honoured to be named captain," Federici, who was named in the PFA Team of the Year season last campaign, said.
"Working alongside [Mark] Milligan last year, I know the dedication and expectation required for the role but I am privileged to follow in his steps and be the best captain I can be.
"With dates set for the season, we're now looking to work towards this.
"It's a great feeling to know we will be back at Campbelltown in November and I'm excited to lead the Bulls out of Campbelltown Stadium in front of fans."
Macarthur coach Ante Milicic admits he is very enthusiastic to have Federici take the captain's armband.
"Adam is a natural leader and we saw this last year when he was captain for a few games," Milicic said.
"We have seen what he has achieved internationally and in the past season in the A-League.
"His experience and knowledge of what is required to be successful will be the driven standard among the playing group.
"He is someone who strives for team excellence every day and has the respect and trust of the entire football club to be a brilliant captain."
The Bulls kick-off their season against the Wellington Phoenix on Sunday, November 21 at Campbelltown Stadium.
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