Tim English has committed his future to the Western Bulldogs, signing a two-year extension to remain at VU Whitten Oval until the end of the 2024 season.
The 24-year-old has started the season in fantastic fashion, averaging 22 disposals, 22 hit-outs and six clearances per game, surging into the elite category of ruckman within the competition.
Originally from Western Australia, English was drafted at Pick 19 in the 2016 National Draft, immediately boasting genuine midfield presence and elite skills for his size.
Western Bulldogs General Manager of List and Recruiting, Sam Power, says the Club is excited to secure English over the next two seasons.
“Tim is a really important part of our Club and we see him as a key member of our team in the coming years,” Power said.
“He is a much-loved teammate within our group and plays a massive role within the culture of our club, earning the respect of coaches and players across his six seasons at Whitten Oval.”
“Tim has taken his game to the next level this season, impacting matches regularly and showcasing his unique skillset around the ground, benefitting our midfield enormously.
“As a club, we are really excited to have Tim commit his future to us and display the faith he has in the direction our organisation is heading.
“We have been working on this deal with Tim English’s manager Andrew McDougall and it is great to have this contract finalised in a timely fashion for Tim and the Club.”
English couldn’t be more pleased to remain in red, white and blue for the next two seasons.
“I’m really happy to have re-signed with the Bulldogs,” English said.
“The Club is on an exciting path at the moment and I want to be a part of the success moving forward.”
“We’re building a strong culture at the Club that is built around playing our brand of football on-field and remaining a tight knit group off it.”
“Having locked away the contract, I am really excited about the second half of the season after missing a little bit of footy to start the year.”
English has played 77 games and kicked 41 goals at the Bulldogs.