Kara Donnellan inaugural captain of Fremantle Women’s League team

Fremantle’s marquee players Kiara Bowers and Kara Donnellan with coach Michelle Cowan (centre).
Fremantle’s marquee players Kiara Bowers and Kara Donnellan with coach Michelle Cowan (centre).

FREMANTLE’S AFLW team has voted in their inaugural captain and leadership group.

Kara Donnellan will lead the side in this years women’s competition, while Kirby Bentley and Kiara Bowers will share the vice-captain position.

Amy Lavell and Dana Hooker were also named to the leadership group.

Donnellan said it would take a few days for her to soak it in.

“I already know that it’s an absolute honour and privilege to captain the inaugural Fremantle women’s side,” she said.

Senior coach Michelle Cowan said Donnellan, who helped the Swan Districts to two premierships in the last three years, would lead a strong group of players.

“To have Kara as our captain, right from the get go since signing on to the club she’s been exceptional in her leadership,” she said.

“She’s elite in everything she does for the club on and off the field, a great role model and someone that’s really going to embrace the captaincy.”