Experienced Bulldog defender Alex Keath has re-signed for another season, keeping the 31-year-old at the Kennel until at least the end of the 2024 season.
Drafted as a Category B rookie, Keath reached 100 AFL games last weekend during the victory over Essendon, having previously played at the Adelaide Crows.
The former cricketer has carved out a seven-year career in the AFL after making the move across from professional cricket, averaging 12 touches and five intercept possessions across 14 games this season.
Bulldogs’ GM of List Management and Recruiting, Sam Power, was pleased to lock away Keath for another season.
“Since crossing over from the Crows, Alex has proved a consistent performer in our backline with reliable performances on some of the best forwards in the game,” Power said.
“His professional standards on and off the field set a strong benchmark for our young players, finishing inside the top six of the Club’s best and fairest during the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
“Alex remains an important part of the Bulldogs defence and we’re pleased he’s staying on into the 2024 season.”
Keath joins the likes of Ed Richards, Sam Darcy, Cody Weightman, Ryan Gardner, Laith Vandermeer and Oskar Baker to commit to the Bulldogs this season.