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The Dockers Lock in Fyfe

By Staff Writer    |    AFL   |   Jul 27, 2011 02:12 PM

The Fremantle Dockers have secured the playing services of their young gun No. 7 for another two AFL seasons, Nathan Fyfe having signed a contract extension confirming his commitment to the club until the end of 214.

Fyfe, 19, was originally contracted with Fremantle until the end of 2012 and the new deal has stopped the AFL’s new venture Greater Western Sydney from making a play at the in-form star.

A natural talent, Fyfe has played over 30 top-grade games with the Dockers since his debut in the Purple and White jumper during the 2010 Len Hall Anzac Day game where he became the club’s 150th player at AFL level.

“We regard Nat very highly both as a person and a player, and we are delighted that he has shown such a commitment to the club,” Fremantle General Manger of player management Brad Lloyd said.

“Nat has had an outstanding start to his AFL career and we can see him as being very much a part of the long-term future of the Fremantle Dockers.”

Nominated during Round 9 of last year for the AFL Rising Star nomination, Fyfe has to date landed 28 AFL goals averaging 25 possessions a game and is being considered for All Australian selection this year.

The re-signing of Fyfe follows on from earlier contract deals the Dockers have made with some of the best in their current squad including skipper Matthew Pavlich.

Other players to have signed deals with Fremantle locking them in until the end of 2013 at least include David Mundy, Stephen Hill, Anthony Morabito, Michael Barlow, Greg Broughton and Aaron Sandilands.

After going down by just one-point to West Coast last round, Fremantle are fighting to maintain their spot in the Top 8 this weekend.

Currently sitting seventh on the AFL ladder at the start of Round 19, the Dockers are scheduled to play the third-ranked Hawthorn Hawks at Patersons Stadium on Saturday night.