Larrkia backman Steven May (pictured) will captain the Gold Coast Suns alongside forward Tom Lynch in 2017.

The club has been in the process of creating a new leadership team for awhile now and coach Rodney Eade has settled on the pair to take over from inaugural skipper Gary Ablett.

May will become one of a select group of First Nations players to captain an AFL club and he says it’s a privilege he certainly isn’t taking for granted.