Off the back of an impressive 2013 in the Essendon midfield, David Myers has been elevated to the club’s leadership group for the upcoming season.

Myers will join captain Jobe Watson, Brent Stanton, Heath Hocking, Brendon Goddard, Jason Winderlich and Dyson Heppell as the Bombers on-field leaders.

The 24 year-old said the added responsibility was an incredible privilege.

“It is a great honour, obviously we have a great bunch of guys here at the club, so to be voted in by your mates is a good vote of confidence and really humbling.”

“You go about your football to try and prepare the best you can but to get the tick of approval from your teammates is really exciting.

“We are really lucky here with the guys we have at the club as we have a really high caliber of person we can look to in order to learn from.”

Senior coach Mark Thompson said the addition of Myers was recognition of his respect among the playing group.

“We think David is a fantastic person to have at our football club and it pleasing to see him elevated to the leadership group for next season,” Thompson said.

“David is a hard working and dedicated player who is well respected among his teammates and will fit well into our leadership group led by captain Jobe Watson.”           

Myers was drafted to the club in 2007 with pick six in the National Draft from Perth in the WAFL.

He has played 65 games since making his debut for the Bombers in 2008.

The 24-year-old recently signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain in the red and black until the end of 2016.

Michael Hurley and David Zaharakis will not be a part of the reduced leadership group.

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