Contest for captaincy

James Linton and Andrew Jarvis pictured at pre-season training with the Rip to River Classic fund-raiser flyer.

Dual Ocean Grove Football Club best-and-fairest winner James Linton and star ruckman Andrew Jarvis remain the leading candidates for the vacant senior captaincy role.
In only his second season at Ocean Grove, Linton won back-to-back Damian Clark medals in September this year after his individual triumph in 2016.
During the pre-season former Grubber captain Kelly Williams informed club of his decision to stand down from captaincy duties in 2018.
Williams, 30, managed only 13 senior BFL games and was troubled by a persistent back injury in 2017.
Williams who missed the Grubbers first four rounds of this season, will stay on as a senior player at Ocean Grove in 2018.
Linton and Jarvis are among four candidates vying for the prized role at Ocean Grove.
The gun players were pictured this month at Grubber pre-season training at Ocean Grove Memorial Recreation Reserve to promote Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club’s Rip to River Classic on Saturday 6 January.
Grubber senior players Matt Caldow and Kaiden Long – a part of the leadership group in 2017 – were both nominated for role.
The Ocean Grove Football Club is expected to name its new senior captain in the coming weeks.
The Grubbers will re-commence their pre-season in late January after a break over Christmas and the New Year period.