First-year Allansford captain Georgia Martin is embracing the challenge.
The good-humoured netballer was surprised when coach Bridget Foster asked her but she has taken the role in her stride.
"When Bridg asked me I was like 'oh god are you sure?'," she said.
"But no it's been really good, I really enjoy it.
"I try and do a (Facebook group) post each Friday night to try and get the girls pumped up and make it a bit funny and stuff like that.
"I quite like it, it's new territory for me I haven't been a captain before.
"I love the club so I'm happy."
I quite like it, it's new territory for me I haven't been a captain before.Georgia Martin
The ninth-placed Cats have only won one game this season but showed some fight against Warrnambool and District league reigning premier Merrivale on Saturday.
They played a strong third quarter keeping the Tigers to 12 goals while they scored eight of their own before losing 56-23.
Martin was pleased with that third term effort.
"Sometimes we're a little slow to start but as we get a bit more momentum we sort of pick things back up and reassess where we might be lacking and try to fight for everything," she said.
The 26-year-old has been at the club for three years and is loving it.
"Every since I first got here, they were just always so welcoming and they're a really good family club and they're a lot of fun," she said.
"I'm all about having a laugh and just enjoying it and the entire club is like that and I just find it really relaxing.
"I just enjoy being around everyone."
Martin played all her juniors at Port Fairy before a season at Russells Creek.
She played in Ballarat, then for Hawkesdale-Macarthur and Terang Mortlake before joining the Cats.
Martin played goal attack and as a midcourter on Saturday.
"This year has been a bit of jump around, a lot of other seasons I've been a straight goalie," she said.
"But over the past couple of years, and particularly this year, I've been in defence and pretty much everywhere on the court except for goal shooter and goal keeper - not tall enough for that one," she added with a laugh.
Allansford hosts Russells Creek in round eight, hoping to claim its second win.
The Creekers haven't won since round four.
While the Cats played a good third quarter on Saturday, consistency is what they're after, according to Martin.
"Coming off the court, I'm happiest when we've played 100 per cent in each quarter," she said.
"Just as long as we keep it nice and intense and don't make it easy for the other teams - I think that's the most fun part about playing."
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