Developing forward Fergus Greene has signed a one-year contract extension.
The new deal will see the 21-year-old remain a Western Bulldogs player until at least the end of 2020.
Greene joined the Club after being selected with pick 70 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft.
He made his AFL debut last season, in round 19, playing the last five games of the season and kicking a goal in each of them.
General Manager of List and Recruiting, Sam Power, said the Club had been pleased with Greene’s growth as a player.
“Fergus has impressed us over the past couple of years with how his game has developed,” Power said.
“He got a taste of AFL football at the end of last season and looked comfortable at the level, and has carried that form into the pre-season.
“Fergus has good forward craft and knows how to hit the scoreboard, while he’s also a strong overhead mark and a good runner.
“We’re looking forward to watching him improve again this year, and continuing to push to play senior football.”
Greene has been on the fringe of senior selection so far in 2019, named as an emergency for the first two rounds and in the extended squad for round three, and been a consistent performer in VFL practice matches.
The Bendigo product said he was excited to remain a Bulldog.
“To be able to sign a one-year extension gives me another year to prove myself and to keep developing,” Greene said.
“Getting a taste at AFL level last year really drives me. I’ve been really pleased with my pre-season and just want to keep contributing and become a more consistent player.
“Coming into this year, it’s just been so enjoyable. The feeling around the group has been positive, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”