Falcons and All Stars Captains named

Shane Leat will take the reigns as captain of the Falcons for the first time in the upcoming clash against the All Stars. Frenchman Logan Bonhomme will step up and captain the All Stars.

Shane Leat has been a longtime member of the NZ Falcons, coming up through AFL New Zealand programmes as a junior. Shane’s journey with AFL has seen him represent New Zealand for many years including International Cups in 2014 and 2017, and has seen him get the opportunity to play in two of the biggest stadiums in Melbourne, Marvel Stadium and the coveted MCG. Shane’s also seen his fair share of success in the local game, winning a Premiership with the Waitakere Magpies in the Auckland AFL and 2 Premierships with the Western Crows in the AFL New Zealand Premiership. Shane taking on the New Zealand captaincy is an ode to the hard work he has put in over the years, and the respect earnt by not just his peers, but also the coaching and management staff of the Falcons.

Logan Bonhomme, often referred to as ‘Frenchy’ by his peers takes on the All Stars Captaincy after just his second season in New Zealand. Hailing from France, Logan has travelled around the world playing AFL, including a stint in Australia, and has found a second home in New Zealand. Working in the wine industry, the biggest time of year is the summer season, his work in New Zealand lines up perfectly with our AFL Season. Now a two time Premiership winner, Logans passion and enthusiasm for the game is immense and lifts his team mates to perform. His elevation to Captain is a perfect representation of what the All Stars game entails, which is to give talented players playing in New Zealand who are unable to represent New Zealand an opportunity to play AFL at a higher level.

Congratulations to both Shane and Logan on being named as Captains