Rhys Williams named Wanderers captain

Western Sydney Wanderers FC are proud to announce that defender Rhys Williams will wear the captain’s armband for the club in this season’s Isuzu UTE A-League.

Williams, who joined the club this season following a three-year stint in Saudi Arabia, has played a significant role on the field during pre-season in the heart of defence.

While off the field has been a vocal leader in the group, setting an example to the next generation of Wanderers.

Often captaining Al Qadisiyah and former Middlesbrough sides, Williams has brought a wealth of experience and leadership qualities to the club. 

Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas congratulated Williams on the captaincy.

“Since arriving at the club, Rhys has been a fantastic leader and individual in our pre-season preparations,” said Tsatsimas.

“Rhys has led the group with pride, respect and honour and we look forward to him and the team having all the success this season.

Wanderers head coach Carl Robinson praised Williams’ contribution to the club so far.

“It was a difficult decision because this year we have so many talented senior players, who all have excellent leadership qualities in very different ways,” said Robinson.

“Rhys is a very good person both on-and-off the field and has values that align with the people of Western Sydney.

“He is the epitome of a good teammate and leader, he is very vocal but detail orientated in his communication. 

“He also supports the young players that we are trying to develop here at the Wanderers and has the respect of our key senior players.”Rhys Williams

Williams said he was honoured.

“It is a privilege and an honour to be named the captain of this great club,” said Williams. 

“I would like to thank head coach Carl Robinson and the club for giving me this honour and opportunity to lead the club in their historic tenth season.

“Having only been at the club for a few months, it feels like I have been here for years and I feel at home at the Wanderers.

“This is a major milestone in my professional career and I hope to make not only my family, but the people of Western Sydney proud.”