His appointment has prompted club officials to consult the record books to find that Will be matching the captaincy deeds of George Pollard, one of the club’s leading figures after the Second World War.
Pollard also captained the club for five seasons running and was a leading figure for a long period, serving the club as president, secretary and treasurer.
President Tim Barker paid tribute to Will by commenting: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Will over the last 4 seasons in my role as director of senior rugby.
“We’re looking forward to the challenges that the coming season will bring and preparations are going well.
“It’s almost impossible to appreciate the time and commitment that goes into the captaincy role and the unseen work that goes on behind the scenes with the coaches, Adam and James.”
Will, who took over the captaincy reins at the start of the 2018-19 campaign, led the team to finish fourth last season in Midlands Two East North.
That position earned the club promotion in a new league ladder put together by the Rugby Football Union.
Before league action starts, Newark play Long Eaton in the final of the Notts, Lincs & Derbys Shield final at Nottingham Rugby Club on Saturday week (August 27).
This match was held over last season and is one of four finals to be played at Nottingham’s Lady Bay ground on August 27.
Newark’s first home league game comes on Saturday September 10 when Nuneaton Old Edwardians visit Kelham Road, kick off 3pm.
With the new season approaching, the senior squad is training every Tuesday and Thursday.
The proposed club training match next Saturday (August 20) has been cancelled due the hard surfaces.
The club’s second team are also in league action next season and are due to start fixtures at home against Paviors, on Friday September 2, at Kelham Road, 7.30pm kick off.
The colts, who are also back in training, start their matches in a friendly fixture on Wednesday August 31, at home to Kesteven, kick off 7.30pm.
Link to the fixtures