DAYNE Beams will captain the Brisbane Lions for a second straight season, with the club confirming its leadership group on Wednesday night.
Beams was a huge success in his first year in charge, finishing second in the best and fairest and 10th in the Brownlow Medal.
The 27-year-old has also been a huge hit off the field, helping to change the culture of the Lions and a major reason behind the spate of recent re-signings.
Beams was voted in by the players and was then ratified by the coaching group.
"I couldn’t be more happy to lead the group in 2018," Beams said.
"Last year was a good learning experience for me.
"Twelve months later and I’m still really excited and enthusiastic about what this team can achieve."
Beams will be deputised by 2017 All Australian Dayne Zorko, who takes the vice-captain role from departed Tom Rockliff.
Young defender Harris Andrews has been promoted from the leadership group to replace Zorko as deputy vice-captain.
Andrews is still just 21 years old.
The remainder of last year's leadership group Stefan Martin, Ryan Lester and Allen Christensen return for 2018.
Star recruit Luke Hodge was not considered for a position at his new club, but will act as a mentor to the six-man group.