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Waterman signs three year deal



West Coast Eagles forward Jake Waterman has signed a three year contract extension, tying the father-son product to the club until the end of 2023.


The 22 year old has played 39 games for West Coast since debuting in the opening round of the 2018 season, featuring in ten matches in 2020 in averaging 10 disposals and 5 marks a game.


Having been overlooked for the first four games of the season Waterman was a key figure in the club's mid-year form resurgence, kicking six goals in his first four matches before a broken hand kept him on the sidelines for a month.


He returned to play the final four games of the season, taking ten marks in the one point elimination final loss to Collingwood.


Son of dual premiership player Chris, Waterman was delighted to remain with the club for at least the next three seasons.


“I just wanted to enjoy my footy this year and was lucky enough to play some decent footy, and the club has put a lot of faith in me by offering me a contract,” Waterman told the West Coast Eagles website.


“Locking down at the club for another three years, I’m just over the moon and pretty excited to see what this team can do going forward.


“Absolutely love the club and couldn’t picture myself playing anywhere else.”


The contract announcement comes the day after veterans Josh Kennedy and Shannon Hurn signed one year deals to play on in to 2021, while Andrew Gaff triggered a four year contract extension to remain an Eagle for life.


IMAGE: The West Australian.

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