Enfield Ignations have appointed new captains of the firsts, seconds and thirds ahead of the 2014/15 campaign

Luke Ellis leads the charge for Enfield Ignations last season.

Luke Ellis leads the charge for Enfield Ignations last season.

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Enfield Ignations have announced a change of captaincy for three of the club's four sides ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.

Luke Ellis will assume the role of captain for the firsts, whilst Sean Coyne will step up to captain the seconds and Dan Betts will lead the thirds.

Steve Renny will remain skipper of the fourths.

Twenty-three-year-old Ellis' elevation to the role of captain is the latest step in a career with the Ignations which has seen him flourish to date.

Scorer of ten tries last term, the former Colt scooped the 2013/14 player of the year award and says it's time for himself and his fellow former Colts to stand up and be counted.

"I know that I played myself into the role and certainly intend to lead from the front," explained Ellis.

"There's a clutch of former Colts in the side, and we've all been looked after by the senior players in the side.

"However, I believe that it's our time now so to speak. So there's no reason why we [former Colts] can't step up and take more responsibility.

"Hopefully, I will be able to bring new elements to the role," Ellis added.

After back-to-back seasons of disappointment, the trainee physiotherapist is targeting a turnaround in fortunes under his stewardship: "We're a talented bunch of players but we need to be able to translate this more to the pitch. Hopefully, we will turn the corner," acknowledged Ellis.

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