Hawthorn three time premiership captain Luke Hodge says he wants to remain the captain of the club despite the talk of a potential handover heading into next season.
Hodge has led arguably the greatest side in the history of the AFL to three straight flags, with the potential of a fourth highly likely heading into 2016.
"I've really enjoyed being captain of the Hawthorn Football Club and it's still something that I am really keen to do," Hodge told News Corp Australia on the first day of the club's pre-season training camp on the Sunshine Coast.
"A lot has been taken from what I said at the end of the season, and the end of last season as well, that I'd do whatever is best for the footy club.
"But I've got the hunger to still be captain, I've still got the passion and it's a really good group to lead."
Hodge will enter his 15th season looking to add to his already impressive trophy cabinet, with a fifth premiership, having won one back in 2008 against Geelong.