Western Force name Jeremy Williams as captain for 2024 season

Jeremy Williams has played 29 Super Rugby games
Jeremy Williams has played 29 Super Rugby games

Western Force have announced the appointment of lock Jeremy Williams as the captain for the upcoming 2024 season.

The 23-year-old will take over the reins from Michael Wells, who will now be a vice-captain alongside Wallabies scrum-half Nic White.

“It’s a massive privilege and honour to lead this Club,” Williams said in a statement released by the club.

“I genuinely cannot wait to lead the boys out this year and am really excited for the season ahead after all the work we’ve done this pre-season.

“I believe that I am a leader by example but also know that my captaincy style will evolve with time so I’m thrilled to have the support of Michael Wells and Nic White around me, given their vast experiences.

“They’re going to play a massive role in helping me and guiding me through the journey, so I’m really excited to work alongside those guys.”

Williams joined Force in late 2022 after being part of Waratahs and went on to win the Force Man Award in 2023. He has 29 Super Rugby caps to his name.

“It’s our pleasure to appoint Jeremy as the Club’s Super Rugby Pacific captain, with the support of Michael Wells and Nic White as vice-captains,” said Force head coach Simon Cron said.

“A big part of this decision is looking to the future for someone who can help drive the leadership forward over the next couple of years.

“We thought Wellsy did a brilliant job in 2023 and we’ve decided it’s the right time to transition with a view to the future.

“Jeremy is a fantastic young man. He has a lot of respect from the playing group, he played big minutes for us last year and he leads by doing."