Bath Rugby have announced that Matt Garvey will be the Club’s captain for the 2017/18 season.
Garvey is closing in on 100 appearances in the Blue, Black and White, and has become an integral member of the Club since he joined in 2013.
“Matt will play a huge role in leading the Club as we strive for improvement in all areas going into the 2017/18 season,” said Todd Blackadder, Bath’s Director of Rugby.
“He is a very strong character who leads by example both when playing and everyday around the Club. He has the respect of everyone involved with Bath – players, staff and supporters alike – and we know that he will help ensure we meet the high standards that we set ourselves.”
Garvey added: “Captaining Bath Rugby is a role I am incredibly proud to take on. This is a great Club to be part of, and I wanted to step-up and help lead from the front to achieve the success we all want.
“We’ve done a lot of work over the summer identifying what we need to do, on and off the field, to get there.
“A key part for us is that we repay our fantastic supporters for their unwavering backing, and also reconnect with the City itself – we are very proud of the city of Bath, and we want to be rooted in the heart of our community.
“On the training field, we’ve had a good start to pre-season. We are really focused on the areas we need to improve, and we can’t wait to get the new season underway.”