Aviva Premiership: Bath confirm lock Stuart Hooper as captain for coming season
Last Updated: 16/07/14 9:01am
Bath have re-appointed Stuart Hooper as captain for the 2014-15 Aviva Premiership season.
It will be the fourth straight season the forward has skippered the side.
Head coach Mike Ford told the club's website: "I've worked with some great captains throughout my career, but Stuart really is the finest I've had the pleasure of working with.
"Stuart embodies everything you look for in a captain, and everything we expect from our players here at Bath.
"His leadership is second to none, he's a skilful, intelligent player on the pitch, and just as importantly he's a wonderful example off the field to the rest of the squad. He also has the respect of everyone at the club.
"His work ethic and dedication to improving week on week is exactly what we, as a group of coaches and players, need as we continue the development of the club."
Hooper, who has made 150 appearances for the club, said: "It's an honour to be named as captain for another season, and I'm very proud to be given the chance to continue leading Bath as we keep improving.
"We have a very exciting squad, and we know we have the potential to progress even more. We know what we have to do next season, and all the hard work ahead of us, but we can't wait to get started."