Fyfe signs up to be with Dockers for life
AFL: Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe has committed his future to the club, ignoring rival interest to pen a lucrative six-year contract extension with the Dockers.
Heading into the season as the highest profile free agent on the market, the 2015 Brownlow Medal winner was reportedly the subject of a host of interest from Victorian sides.
Fyfe (pictured) has rejected such offers and will remain with Fremantle until at least the end of the 2023 season.
“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity,” Fyfe said in a statement.
“Freo has been my home since the start of my career and I’ve since grown into a leadership role.
“I really love playing for the club and I’m really grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to be here for the next six years.”
Fyfe was recruited to Fremantle ahead of the 2010 season and has played 132 games for the club, claiming footy’s highest individual honour when he won the Brownlow in 2015.
The 25-year-old is also a two-time best and fairest winner and a two-time All-Australian, named Fremantle’s captain at the start of this season.
“I think we’ve got a group who are really willing to learn and aren’t interested in waiting around for their careers to follow a natural trajectory,” Fyfe said.
“Clearly, we want to deliver Fremantle their first premiership.
“It’s a really lofty and ambitious goal.
“We’re all going to work as hard as we can towards that.”
— Riley Beveridge