Janovsky named Jets' new captain


Moreton Bay United's new captain for the 2017 season - midfielder Alex Janovsky. Picture Chris Simpson


It was an honour to accept invitation, said Alex 


ALEX Janovsky will wear the captain’s armband when Jets start their PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland campaign next year.

Midfielder Janovsky, 25, will be only the second appointed Jets captain, taking over from Royce Brownlie who has carried out the role since the club started in 2013.

Brownlie, who led Jets to the league and grand final double, last week signed for Brisbane Premier League side Albany Creek Excelsior (ACE).

“I was talking about players with (technical director) Adam Piddick and he said they wanted me to stay around,” said Janovsky.

“We then met up again and I was asked to be captain. It was an honour and a privilege to accept.

“I’ve not captained at senior level. I did in my teenage years. But for a while I was one of the youngest in squads. Now I’m an older player at Moreton Bay United.

“It (captaincy) won’t change way I play. I’ll try to lead by example, but I did pick up tips from Royce last season, seeing how he dealt with the boys and coaching staff.

“There may be some changes within the squad next season and some cultural changes. There’ll be players in a leadership group, players like Matt Capelo and Matt Bryne.’’

Technical director Adam Piddick said Janovsky had an impressive 2016, despite carrying injuries in the second half of last season.

“Alex has won finals in the BPL and knows what it takes to be at the top,” said Piddick.

“He’s always worked hard, in matches and training and we’re hoping he can help take this team to the next level.”