Dock­ers sign two big names

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Fre­man­tle Dock­ers have se­cured their first big new names of the off-sea­son, snar­ing the sig­na­tures of Ade­laide mar­quee player Kel­lie Gibson and Greater Western Syd­ney de­fender Alex Williams.

Gibson, who told the Crows she wanted to re­turn home to WA af­ter a suc­cess­ful 2017 premier­ship sea­son, has signed with the Dock­ers as an un­re­stricted free agent, while East Fre­man­tle prod­uct Williams was also ea­ger to re­turn to WA for 2018.

Fre­man­tle coach Michelle Cowan said she was happy to see the 20year-old Gibson and 24-year-old Williams at the club.

“I think it’s great (Gibson) is com­ing back to WA,” she said.

“She’s an elite mid­fielder with the abil­ity to go for­ward and kick a cou­ple of goals as well.

“Alex is a re­ally ex­cit­ing sign­ing for us; she brings ver­sa­til­ity to our team and she’s taken on some skil­ful key for­wards... and played that role re­ally well.”

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