Fremantle Dockers tie three players to new deals

Photo: Paul Kane
Photo: Paul Kane

FREMANTLE has continued to shore up its list with the Dockers announcing deals for three players today.

Just a week after ruckman Aaron Sandilands signed a one-year deal for next season, it was announced second-year player Ethan Hughes and veteran Danyle Pearce had signed two-year extensions tying them to the club until the end of 2018.

Rookie Matthew Uebergang has also put pen to paper on a one-year rookie extension for the 2017 season.

Fronting the media today, Pearce said he was excited to stay with the Dockers.

“I have a lot of faith in the direction we’re heading … and the young blokes coming through,” he said.

“There’s no doubt in my mind we’re heading in the right direction.”

Fremantle’s general manager of player management Brad Lloyd said Pearce had been important since crossing over from Port Adelaide, while Hughes and Uebergang were on course to play regularly at AFL level.

“Danyle’s been an important player since coming to us in 2012,” he said.

“He’s really embraced the club and the role within the playing group.

“Hughes has some really strong athletic attributes for AFL level and we look forward to seeing his continued dedication with his footy.

“Uebergang’s a promising forward option. He has good size and athletic capabilities and has really embraced the program since coming in as a rookie.”