Jade Bradley has been named the new Pompey Women captain for the 2020/21 season.
The former vice-skipper makes the step up following Amelia Southgate’s decision to retire from football.
Bradley wore the armband on five occasions last term, including for victories over Crawley Wasps and Cardiff.
And the midfielder is delighted to be given the honour of leading the team on a more regular basis by Blues boss Jay Sadler.
She said: “I’m really pleased to become captain. They’re massive shoes to fill, with Amelia doing a great job for the previous two seasons.
"I think that everyone’s ready to go now – me even more so with the extra motivation to carry the team.”
“I think that everyone’s ready to go now – me even more so with the extra motivation to carry the team.”
Sadler has explained why he felt Bradley was the right choice to be named Pompey’s new skipper.
He said: “Jade is someone who leads by example – through her actions, attitude and application. She shows total commitment to the game and is a role model.
“She is also greatly respected among the current group of players and staff, and has grown as a person and a player since arriving at Pompey.
“Having spoken directly with her, I have full faith that she is ready to step up and take on this challenge, implementing her own style of leadership and methods that will drive us forward.”