Western Bulldogs ruck Stefan Martin will play on in 2022 after signing a one-year contract extension.

It will mark the 34-year-old’s 15th AFL season, and second in the red, white and blue.

From his nine games this year, the Bulldogs won seven of those matches, demonstrating his impact across the ground.

Alternating ruck duties with Tim English, Martin also worked closely with emerging tall Jordon Sweet off-field.

General Manager of List Management and Football Projects, Sam Power, said it was pleasing to have Martin sign on.

“Stef has already had a significant impact on our program both on and off the field in such a short period of time,” Power said.

“To have Stef sign on for a further season is great – he’s an experienced player with a wealth of attributes, and is a great support and mentor for both Tim and Jordon. He gives our midfield group so much confidence when he plays.

“We’re excited to see what he can do in 2022 with hopefully a clear run of injuries.”

Martin currently sits on 199 career matches, having spent five seasons with Melbourne and eight with Brisbane, before signing as a Bulldog during the 2020 AFL Trade Period.