Dockers livewire Michael Walters has inked a contract extension at the WA club.
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Fremantle livewire Michael Walters has extended his contract with the Dockers until the end of the 2018 season.
Walters put pen-to-paper on a two-year contract extension on top of his existing deal that expired in 2016.
The 23-year-old has kicked 97 goals in 50 games for the Dockers, and says family was a big reason for re-signing.
Another factor, Walters says, was to remain loyal to the club that stood by him after he was suspended from training at the beginning of 2012 due to below-par fitness levels.
“I signed especially for my family, the security to stay here for another four years. I’ll be 27 at that stage,” he said.
“In 2012 my career was over and I wasn’t sure if I was going to get another contract or whether I was going to be here.
“I want to show faith to the club that I’m going to stay because they showed faith in me.
“It’s a great club to be at, from the coaches to the administration, they make you feel welcome.
“On the playing side of things, we’ve got a young team, a lot of young players coming up and I feel that the club is going to be really good in the next couple of years and the coaching staff is sending us in the right direction.”