Chelsea Pitman was named Vice-Captain.

De Bruin and Pitman will be supported by Fiona Fowler, Cat Tuivaiti and Kate Shimmin who form the leadership group for the 2018 season.  
De Bruin will make her debut for the Adelaide Thunderbirds against West Coast Fever but she has previously captained the Northern Stars in 2017 and Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic in 2015 and 2016.

She has represented both South Africa and New Zealand, earning 138 international caps and competing at five Netball World Cups.
“I feel very humbled by everyone’s support, with Dan trusting me to help achieve his vision for the club and knowing I have the support and backing from my teammates with their votes,” de Bruin said.