Athletic young defender Harry Edwards, seen as a long-term West Coast Eagles prospect, has re-committed to the club on the eve of the 2022 season.

The 200cm key back, who has spent the last few years learning his defensive craft under the tutelage of senior players like Shannon Hurn, Jeremy McGovern, Tom Barrass and Brad Sheppard, has signed a two-year contract extension.

Edwards, who played most of his development football in the midfield, has been groomed for a key defensive post after being drafted in 2018.

“I’m really happy to have re-signed with the club,” Edwards enthused.

“I love the boys, I love the club. I’m from here, so playing here is real good for me. I always wanted to stay here. To sign on until the end of 2024 is a real bonus.

“There’s great cohesion between the young boys, especially the backs.

"We have a great mix of young boys and older guys and we all get on really well.

“This pre-season has been different to past years for me. Going into last year I hadn’t really played.

"But to get 10 or 11 games last year I know the level that’s required and what I need to work on.

“All systems go, so it’s my first full pre-season.”

Edwards is one of the emerging group who will be making strong strides for a place in the team in the early rounds as he strives to build on an impressive start to his career.