Aussie skipper Sarah Gibson will be hoping to be more than just a captain for the Brisbane Broncos next season, as she prepares to make the jump from the AFL.
Gibson is expected to fill in for the suspended Christine Milne in the Broncos’ midfield.
The former Melbourne Storm skipper was in her role as an assistant coach for the Broncos during a busy period of the season for the team, but the coaching role was ultimately filled by former Queensland forward Jade Goss.
The Brisbane Times understands Gibson will make the switch from the backline to be the team’s captain after Milne’s retirement.
Gould said he would have liked to stay on for another season, but there was no pressure on him to take up the role.
“No-one really had a good time at the start of the year.
I think that’s what it’s all about.
If you think about it, you’re just in the middle of it, it’s just the most exciting season of your life,” he said.
Goss, who also coached Brisbane’s under-18 side in the A-League, said he was looking forward to working with the new captain.
“She is an outstanding leader and a very good person, so I can’t wait to work with her,” he told Fox Sports.
“As a coach, you try to learn as much as you can from her and I’m excited about that.”
Gould has been a regular at Broncos training, so the team will be looking to him for support and advice.
“It’s a good group of people.
It’s a really strong group of players,” he added.