Emma Swanson has put pen to paper on a contract extension, making her an Eagle until 2023.
The inaugural AFLW captain brings both experience and maturity to the youthful West Coast squad, with rational decision making and pinpoint kicking accuracy.
As well as this, Swanson is a three-time Under 18 All-Australian, a three-time Peel Thunder best and fairest and East Fremantle club champion.
The signing is a coup for the Eagles, who have recently accepted Evie Gooch in a trade with the Fremantle Dockers in return for pick 38.
Both Swanson and Gooch work together as firefighters, which will assist in a seamless transition to the Eagles for Evie.
“This is a great result for the club, she’s been our captain for the last two years at the club,” AFLW coach Daniel Pratt said.
“She presents leadership both on and off the field, and the fantastic thing about keeping her is that she’s really keen to continue to develop and grow herself as a footballer and a leader, and keep taking the club forward."
“She’s really level-headed, really settled off the field, I think her work on the training track has been at a really high level, which sets a great example for our younger players who have had to go about their business.
“Probably the thing that stands out to me is her competitive nature and what she brings each week.
“She’s a great leader for our younger players to work with, so it was great news we were able to get that done.”