Departing Scarborough skipper Nick Ingham has spoken of his pride at being offered the chance to captain his home town team.
Ingham has called time after three years in the role, leaving the door open for Phil Watson to step into his shoes.
A change in work circumstances has forced his hand, though Ingham will still stay on in a different role at the club.
As well as being a player when required, he will also undertake the job of recruitment and retention officer, which involves bringing players in and keeping hold of them.
He said: “Having been captain for three season, which is usually more than anybody ever does in the role, I decided that it was time for me to step down.
“I have had three fantastic years as captain, but due to different work circumstances, it had to come to an end.
“It was an immense privilege to captain my home town team and a proud achievement for me.
“I like to think that I put my bit in for Scarborough.”
Ingham is now looking forward to some exciting time at the club, with veteran Jason Lowde taking over as head coach of the Yorkshire One outfit.
“We have a very bright future and exciting times ahead of us,” Ingham added.
“I will still be carrying on as a player when I am back in the town and required and I will be keeping myself involved.
“My new role as recruitment and retention officer allows me to do this because I will be looking at the bringing in of players and making sure players stay at the club.”