Developing utility Bailey Williams has re-signed with the Western Bulldogs.

The 21-year-old has committed to a two-year contract extension, which will see him stay at VU Whitten Oval until at least the end of 2021. 

Williams averaged more than 15 disposals per game in his nine AFL matches this year, playing primarily as a defender.

The South Australian product has played 41 AFL matches across four seasons, since joining the Bulldogs with pick 48 in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft.

General Manager of List and Recruiting, Sam Power, said Williams had shown promise in his first four years at the Kennel. 

“We’ve seen plenty of growth in Bailey’s game over the past couple of years, and we believe he has a bright future as a Bulldog,” Power said. 

“Bailey is a versatile player who has a strong game sense and intercepts the ball well. He’s shown across his career that he can play multiple roles, including down back and through the midfield.

“He displayed some impressive signs in his AFL opportunities this season and was dominant when playing for Footscray at VFL level. 

“Having now had four years in the AFL system, Bailey will be determined to cement his position in the senior team and help drive us forward in 2020.” 

Williams becomes the 16th player to re-sign with the Western Bulldogs in 2019.