Captains Named

Nottingham Outlaws preparations for the fast-approaching 2024 campaign stepped up a gear this week when they announced the captaincies of both their women’s and men’s teams ahead of the new season.

It was a mixture of new and old as the Women’s Captaincy armband was passed onto utility forward Rhiz Lord for the first time, whilst the Men’s Captaincy will once again fall on the shoulders of club stalwart Coryn Ward.

Both players were natural choices to lead their respective teams out onto the paddock so it will come as no surprise to either squad as the leaders were announced at training this week.

Women’s Coach Mark Stockman was quick to back his selection of Rhiz Lord as Women’s Captain, commenting “I’m delighted to announce Rhizzi as captain for the 2024 season. I want to thank Violet for all of her hard work and leadership whilst at the helm of the captaincy. Violet is taking some well-deserved time for herself. Rhizzi is the natural successor and was an easy decision for me. Rhizzi’s commitment since joining the club is second to none.”

Similar views were expressed by Men’s Coach Joe Shepherd who was again full of praise for his choice of on-field leader, adding “We’re very lucky to have Coryn back as Captain again this year. As a coach you couldn’t wish for a more committed leader than Coryn. He had a fantastic season last year, and he’s still getting better as a player.”

Club Chair Richard Johnson was quick to support both congratulate both players, commenting “We all know that Coryn has led his troops from the front over the last few seasons through some tough Yorkshire League encounters and his inspiration. His on-field endeavours make him a natural leader and I am pleased that he is once again carrying on the Captains role. Rhiz will also make a great Captain, she is also an inspirational character who does so much for the club on and off the pitch. She is without doubt a natural leader for the Women’s team and I know she will thrive under this new challenge”