Fremantle’s EGM of Football Joe Brierty said the Club won’t be satisfied until they are back playing finals football.
Brierty told Dwanye Russell on SEN Victoria that he is confident the Club is building a list that will have sustained success.
“It’s not really about winning a flash-in-the-pan moment for us, it’s about continuing to build and be a successful Club where we are challenging over an extended period and ultimately achieve the thing that every Club is trying to do (win the premiership),” Brierty said.
“We won’t be satisfied until we’ve done that, and the exciting thing for our members and fans is that we’ve got a really driven group that can see an opportunity ahead of them to be able to achieve that with the list we’re putting together.
“Looking at our group at the moment, we have 16 players that have signed on beyond 2026, so there is a real strong cohort of players that have obviously committed to the Club and are excited about the future.
Out of the 16 players signed on until 2026, only Sam Switkowski, Luke Ryan and Jaeger O’Meara are over the age of 26.
The remaining 13 players have an average of just 22, including the key long-term signings of Luke Jackson, Sean Darcy, Jye Amiss, and Brennan Cox, who have all singed on until at least 2029.
Brierty told host Dwayne Russell that the Club’s list will excite fans in 2024 and beyond.
“We’ve got a young and exciting group that we think can have a real impact and will be key for us,” the EGM of Football said.
“Obviously, we want our members and fans to have an opportunity to be back watching finals footy, and from our perspective we won’t be satisfied until we are back doing that and contending.
“We love the Purple Army and the way they get up and about at Optus stadium, but also our supporters over in Melbourne do a fantastic job in the way they go about it.”