Midfield bull Emma Swanson has extended her contract after a standout year in the cauldron, clinching the club’s Best and Fairest award and being named as an All Australian squad member.

A key cog in the Eagles’ engine room, Swanson was West Coast’s major ball winner for the season, averaging 22.2 disposals and 4.7 tackles per game.

The running machine also notched up an average of 346.1 metres gained across the season, and took 4.1 marks per match to finish as the Eagles’ best in both of these categories.

Swanson has led the side supremely across her three years as skipper and aims to build on her contribution to the club in the upcoming season.

The inaugural and current captain is proud to extend her contract as an Eagle.

“There is nothing I want more then to one day reflect on my time at this club and hopefully be able to clearly see the legacy I've been able to contribute to," Swanson said.

"I believe there is a changing of an era within the Women's program and every moment I get to spend here is a privilege.

“We are going to have a young side over the next little chapter and I hope I’m able to have an influence on this group that will last long after I’m gone.

"That’s my goal over the next few years. It’s exciting to think what the future of this club can be with such a strong young group.

“It’s not always been easy trying to juggle a full-time job as a firefighter, my personal life, and footy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way and I’m so glad to continue my career at West Coast for the next two seasons.”