Worcester Warriors have announced that Ted Hill has been retained as captain for the 2021/22 season.
Hill became the fourth youngest-ever captain in Premiership history at 21 years and 142 days when he led the side in August last year and now will take over the leadership for another season.
He has been part of Worcester since 2017 and had represented England Under 20 side in the past. Hill also played two Tests for England and in June 2020, he signed a contract extension with the Warriors until the end of 2023/24 season.
Warriors head coach Jonathan Thomas said Hill's appointment was a straightforward decision.
“Any form of captaincy is about growth and learning through your experiences,” said Thomas.
“Being a young captain in a side that endured a tough season reveals your character. I cannot speak highly enough of the way that Ted conducted himself on and off the field during what was a difficult season.
“Ted will have learnt a huge amount from last season and he is someone that we want to be at the forefront of the leadership of this club for a long, long time.
“It’s about us giving Ted the opportunity to lead but also about us supporting him to help him grow as a captain.
“The traits you look for in a quality captain is leading through your actions which Ted does every week. He is consistent on the field and is a consistent character off the field.
“He doesn’t ask people to do something that he wouldn’t do himself. Whatever Ted asks others to do he always commits to himself.
“Re-appointing Ted as Club Captain was an absolute no brainer for us.”