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Tucker extends to 2019

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 07: Darcy Tucker of the Dockers handpasses the ball during the 2017 AFL round 07 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Essendon Bombers at Domain Stadium on May 07, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media)
20-year-old Darcy Tucker has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension

Fremantle have continued to secure the future of the club's younger playing stocks with 20-year-old Darcy Tucker agreeing to terms on a two-year contract extension.

With Tucker’s original contract set to expire at the end of this season, the two-year deal will see the running defender in Fremantle colours until at least the end of the 2019 season. 

Tucker joins a number of teammates who have extended their contracts in 2017, including Nat Fyfe, Connor Blakely, Ed Langdon, Sean Darcy, Brennan Cox and Griffin Logue.

Taken with pick no.27 in the 2015 National Draft, Tucker arrived at Fremantle with a game-ready physique, notching 30 games under his belt in two seasons of football.

Despite a challenging season, Fremantle’s youth have shown glimpses of their potential with eight wins in 2017.

Tucker said he was excited to continue his development at Fremantle. 

“I’m very happy to sign on for two more years and I’m looking forward to seeing what it brings,” Tucker said.

“We have an exciting young list. I can’t wait to put another two years on the board with Fremantle and, hopefully, build our way to success.”

Tucker has been a benefactor from Fremantle’s focus on youth during the past two seasons.

“To get opportunities in my first year and to continue to play this year has been great,” Tucker said.

“I feel as though that I’m improving as time goes on.

“I’ve absolutely loved it, it’s every kid's dream to play AFL and I’ve been able to do that.

“I’m looking to improve and establish myself over the next couple of years as an AFL player.”

General manager of list management Brad Lloyd said he was pleased to see Tucker build and show his versatility, spending time in defence, the forward line and on the wing.

“Darcy’s a talented young player who has great football character,” Lloyd said.

“He’s really applied himself since he walked through the doors.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing him develop as a player with his attributes and running capacities.

“He’s got the ability to play in a number of roles for the club going forward.” 

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