Premiership Bulldog Tom Liberatore has locked in at least one more year in the red, white and blue.

The 30-year-old was due to come out of contract at season’s end but has put pen to paper this week, taking him into a 14th season at the Club.

A key part of the Bulldogs’ on-ball brigade, Liberatore enters the new campaign after averaging an impressive 25 disposals, five tackles and seven clearances in 2022.

One of three father-son selections currently on the list, the 2014 Charles Sutton Medallist is also on track to celebrate his 200-game milestone in round five this year.


“It makes me very excited – I think I’m almost getting to the end now, so it certainly gives me a bit of closure going into this season,” Liberatore said.

“The last three of four years in particular have been positive for me personally and also the Club as well.

“We’ve got a great group around us and a really good environment to thrive and get the best out of ourselves.

Bulldogs’ GM of List Management and Recruiting, Sam Power, was pleased to extend Liberatore into another season.


“The entire club is thrilled to have Tom remain for another season, taking him through until the end of the 2024 season,” Power said.

“Tom’s impact on the playing group has been profound over the past few years, taking his game to a new level and imparting his knowledge onto our young players as a leader of the Club.

“His competitiveness and consistency was highlighted by a second-place finish in the Charles Sutton Medal last season, as he shows no signs of slowing down, continuing to be a vital part of our midfield group.”

Fellow father-son Bulldog Sam Darcy also extended his time at the Kennel this week, following Ryan Gardner’s three-year deal last month.