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Carter upgraded

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Jason Carter has been added to Fremantle's primary list.

Fremantle have upgraded rookie signing Jason Carter to the primary list, making the versatile midfielder eligible for team selection.

The 19-year-old replaces injured defender Alex Pearce on the primary list, with Pearce moving to the long-term injury list.

A product of Fremantle’s next generation academy, Carter was taken as a category B rookie following the 2018 NAB AFL national and rookie drafts.

Hailing from Wyndham in the Kimberley, Carter will become the first footballer from his hometown to play in the AFL if he makes his debut.

Carter has had an impressive season so far for Peel Thunder in the WAFL, averaging 16 disposals either at half back or as a running midfielder.

In June, Carter signed a one-year contract extension that will see him at Fremantle until the end of the 2020 season.

List manager Mark Micallef said that Carter has continued to develop since joining Fremantle as a player.

“Jason has displayed great attributes playing in the WAFL this season, so we believed that he deserved another year,” Micallef told fremantlefc.com.au in June.

“We really like what he is doing in building his football capabilities.”

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