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Waterman signs Bombers contract




Alec Waterman's second crack at AFL football will come in the red and black of Essendon, after the 24 year old was officially signed by the club on Tuesday morning.


The son of premiership Eagle Chris Waterman spent more than three years out of football with crippling chronic fatigue that forced his time at West Coast to a premature end without playing a senior game in 2016.


Waterman had been training with the Dons since early February in hope of winning a list spot, strengthening his case with a four goal haul in a practice match against Carlton last week.


Waterman officially put pen to paper on Tuesday for the 2021 season, signing on as a rookie a week before the March 9th deadline for players to be signed as a supplemental selection player (SSP).


The Claremont product won the E.B Cook Medal as the Tigers best and fairest in the 2020 season, leading the goalkicking in the WAFL with 26 goals (including finals).


The left footer, who's younger brother Jake has played 39 games for West Coast is firming for a round one debut against Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium, some seven years after being drafted for the first time by the Eagles.


IMAGE: AFL website.