Fremantle’s Kara and Ebony Antonio have inked fresh new deals as they each sign on for their sixth season with the Club.
Kara Antonio has signed on for at least one more season, while Ebony Antonio has signed on for two years.
The skipper, who is looking to add to her 37-game career, said she was excited for season six of the AFLW competition to get started.
“It’s fantastic to go around again. I’ve been at the footy club for five years and I’ve loved every single second of it,” Antonio said.
“It was a no-brainer, and I want to be a one-club player so I’m just really excited.
“The culture and the environment that we’ve been able to create in the program and the playing group is why I keep going and why I love what I do.
At 29 years of age, Kara Antonio said her physical and mental state felt ‘as fresh as ever’ following personal best numbers at the beginning of last season.
“I had my best pre-season yet last year and hit PB’s with my running and lifting,” Antonio said.
“Playing a different kind of role on field really opened my eyes to what could be in the future.
“The mind is fresh and healthy, and the body is feeling really good as well.
“I’m not done yet and I’m really excited to continue what we have started down at the club.”
Ebony Antonio comes off the back of yet another top ten finish in Fremantle’s Fairest and Best count and said she is excited to sign alongside her wife, Kara.
"I'm really excited to continue my career at Freo, which is what I've always wanted to do since I was a little girl," Antonio said.
"To be a one club person and stay loyal to a club that has done so much for me since my career started back in 2017, I just really want to keep performing well on and off the field.
"The pre-season is just around the corner - I think its 12 weeks away - which is really exciting that we get to start earlier and play over the Christmas period.
"It's a really exciting time for women's footy."
Kara Antonio said it had been an interesting five-year journey playing alongside Ebony, with success a motivating factor for the pair.
“It’s been very interesting - playing alongside your wife is really enjoyable and we are really lucky and never take it for granted,” Antonio said.
“It was a no brainer us signing together and whatever that entails over the next year we just want to play as much footy together.
“We love it and can’t wait to play another year together and hopefully we can see success next season which is something that we are both striving for.”