Lloyd Meek has signed a deal with Fremantle which will see the emerging ruckman at the Club until at least the end of the 2023 season.
Meek’s debut season saw him play nine games in 2021, averaging just over 14 hit outs per game.
The 23-year-old worked well in tandem with fellow ruck Sean Darcy, allowing Darcy to shift forward at times throughout the season.
Meek was also a strong contributor for Peel this season playing 10 games and consistently winning the ruck battle against his WAFL opponents.
“I’m stoked to be around for another two years, I’ve loved every bit of it,” Meek said.
“I give so much credit to the Club for my development and those who have helped along my journey.
“With the group we have got, mixed with some of the experience in there, it’s a potent mix and finals is our goal.
“It’s where we want to be and I’m sure the fans would love to see us there as well…so I can’t wait to see what we can do in the next couple of years.”
Meek’s debut season came off the back of significant hard work since being drafted by the Club at pick 69 in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.
“It’s taken a lot of work to finally get some reward in a few games, but I’ve still got so much more work to do and a long way to go,” Meek said.
“It was nice to pull on that purple jumper and run out with the boys, it was pretty special.”
Executive General Manager of Football Peter Bell said Meek had shown good improvement in his debut season.
“It was fantastic to be able to give Lloyd exposure at AFL level this season,” Bell said.
“He held his own in the ruck and provided fantastic support to Sean Darcy this season, which allowed Sean to push forward and provide a tall target.
“Lloyd is a great character to have around the Club, and we’ve got a lot of confidence in him that he will continue to develop his game even further over the next few years.”