WEST Coast veteran Darren Glass will captain the Eagles for a sixth straight season after the club endorsed an unchanged leadership structure for 2013.
The 2012 All Australian captain had his role ratified by the Eagles' board on Tuesday night following a player vote and recommendation from the match committee.
Respected defender Beau Waters, who is seen as Glass' likely successor, will remain vice-captain.
Glass, who has been captain for 101 of his 242 games, is poised to become the second longest serving captain in West Coast history, ranking behind Ben Cousins (104 games) and coach John Worsfold (135).
The premiership defender has spoken in recent seasons about handing over the captaincy before his career ends, but Worsfold said his teammates still wanted him as their on-field leader.
"Darren has been a wonderful leader for our club and will continue in that role for at least another season," Worsfold said.
"Beau Waters will also continue as vice-captain and there will be a leadership group to support those players.
"Darren has said in the last couple of years that he would like to hand over the captaincy at some point, but all feel he has a tremendous amount to contribute in the role.
"Importantly, his teammates want him to remain as captain.
"Beau Waters continued to shine as a leader last year, winning All-Australian honours and recently being added as the players' representative on the AFL rules committee, showing his impact both on and off field."
The Eagles are yet to confirm the rest of their leadership group, which in 2012 included Dean Cox, Andrew Embley, Matt Priddis, Josh Kennedy, Shannon Hurn, Matt Rosa, Mark LeCras and Adam and Scott Selwood.
Nathan Schmook is a reporter for AFL Media. Follow him on Twitter: @AFL_Nathan