Team GB will present 3 team captains, how well this will work for them?

Great Britain and England Hockey have announced who will take over of the captaincy after Barry Middleton decided to step down from this role. Instead of having just one player taking over the captain role, Team GB will present a shared captaincy between George Pinner, Phil Roper and Ian Sloan.
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Barry Middleton, legendary team captain, has made a personal decision to step down from his leadership role after almost a decade at the helm, with Pinner, Roper and Sloan voted in by their teammates.


Head coach Bobby Crutchley started thinking about this structure during the 2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy. The goal behind this idea is to increase player accountability, responsibility and shared ownership. This new leadership will be tested at the 2017  Men’s Hockey World League Semi Final in London.


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