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Aussie Rules: Serong joins Freo leadership group

Fremantle young gun Caleb Serong has been added to the Dockers leadership group for the 2022 AFL campaign after Michael Walters opted to step aside.

Fremantle are priced at 9/4 to finish in the top eight of the AFL this season and have now named the five-man leadership group they hope will take them there.

Fyfe stays captain

Nat Fyfe has been named as captain for a sixth straight season and he will be joined by Serong, Andrew Brayshaw, Alex Pearce and David Mundy.

Walters had been in the leadership group for the last five years but believes it is the best time to step aside and let Serong take his place.

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"I've been in the leadership group since 2017 but I thought it would be a good time to step down and focus more on leading from outside the leadership group and let someone step in and lead the club forward for many years to come," Walters said.

"I still see myself as a leader of this footy club and I'm still going to lead no matter what, but in terms of an official role I think it's good to have someone like Caleb step in.

"He's only coming into this third season but even when he arrived you could tell he had that leadership quality and it's great that he now has this opportunity."

Serong delight

Serong is one of the hottest talents in the AFL and he now gets the chance to grow as a leader in the Dockers team and cannot wait to get started.

"It means so much, it's a great privilege to be voted by the players and coaches to be in the leadership group this year," Serong added.

"For me, I have already learnt a lot from the guys, especially Nat Fyfe and David Mundy. We've got some great leaders there, so it's a great privilege to be leading with those guys."

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