Exciting young tall Bailey Williams has put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension, ensuring he will remain an Eagle until the end of the 2022 season.
Recruited with pick No.35 in the 2018 NAB AFL Draft, Williams has spent season 2019 honing his craft with the WAFL Eagles.
The Dandenong Stingrays products started the year stationed up forward but has been developing his ruck skills during the second half of the season.
He had a breakout game in round four, booting three goals to help West Coast clinch a thrilling two-point win over a then unbeaten Claremont outfit, and was a strong performer in the club’s round 14 triumph over West Perth, winning 30 hitouts in addition to kicking a goal.
The 19-year-old said he was “rapt” to extend his stay with the Eagles.
“I’ve loved my time at the club so far,” Williams said.
“I’ve absolutely loved playing at the WAFL Eagles. We’ve been playing some pretty good footy and I’m privileged to work with a lot of experienced guys like Drew Petrie, Nic Naitanui and my development coach Chance Bateman.
“There’s a wealth of knowledge around the club and I’ve really been soaking it in.”
General manager of football Craig Vozzo said West Coast was delighted to secure Williams’ services for two more years.
“We have been really pleased with the way Bailey has transitioned into the club,” Vozzo said.
“He has been working hard on his game and shown considerable improvement throughout the season.
“We feel Bailey has a lot of growth ahead of him and we look forward to working with him to help him achieve his goals.”