Fremantle has confirmed on their website that veteran Travis Colyer has signed a new one-year contract extension, taking him to the end of 2023. The 30-year-old has enjoyed consistent football the past 18 months, only missing one game since 2020.

Since crossing from Essendon in 2018, Colyer has become a highly valued member of the Fremantle squad, highlighted by his top ten finish in last year's best and fairest.

The explosive mid-forward has been a handy addition for the Dockers, sharing his time between half-forward and the wing. At times, he has kicked crucial goals for the club while his tackle pressure has been instrumental to Fremantle's revival.

Speaking to the club website, Head of Player Personnel David Walls was full of praise for Colyer's impact since arriving at the club.

“He seems to be getting better with age and has been in career-best form the last two years,” Walls said.

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“It’s also great to have him around from a leadership point of view, he is loved by all at the Club, and he is having a massive influence in leading those young forwards like Michael Frederick and Liam Henry.

“He has got his body right and his speed is as good as ever, he hasn’t lost any of that, and I think he is playing a really clearly defined role under Justin and the coaching group.”

The extension is just reward for Colyer, who has worked hard since crossing the Nullarbor to become a consistent contributor for the Dockers.

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"Fundamentally, it feels like I'm performing and playing some of the better footy that I've played probably throughout my career and finding a role has been great,” Colyer said.

“I think it’s my 14th year in the system, and you start to reflect on where you've come from and where you’re going…and this is a great sort of nod that the hard work is really paying off.

“I'm just really enjoying playing football and I think that’s being reflected in my performances, and not overly putting too much expectation and pressure on myself to perform.

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“I’m genuinely just pumped to be a part of it, it’s a pretty special time to be at Freo.”

With finals well and truly on the cards for Fremantle this year, Colyer is bullish on their chances of going deep into September.

“There is a genuine desire amongst the group to achieve bigger and better things each week.”

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For Colyer, it has been a long road, having endured plenty of adversity to get back to September. He was one of the 33 players suspended by WADA for two years (backdated) and is now getting the rewards for his perseverance.