Emerging Fremantle defender Brandon Walker has reportedly re-signed with the Dockers until 2027, with an option to extend to 2028.
The news comes as a boost to the club following a couple of unwanted exits in the trade period in the form of Lachie Schultz and Liam Henry.
According to Seven News' Ryan Daniels, Walker is the latest Docker to put pen to paper on a long-term deal.
A promising medium-sized defender, Walker has played 45 games since his debut in 2021 after being taken with pick 50 in the 2020 National Draft. Since then, Walker has become a dependable member of the Fremantle back six.
As a speedy backman, he is often given the most daunting task each week of playing on the opposition's best small forwards while using his speed to help rebound out of defence.
In his best season to date, 2022, he ranked fourth amongst rising stars for total kicks and total uncontested possessions, highlighting his role as a rebounder out of the Dockers defence.
Sadly, after a good start in 2023, his season ended prematurely by a horror knee injury in July after playing 14 games. However, with a full pre-season ahead, the re-signing is a positive indication of things to come for the youngster.
Having averaged two rebound 50s per game in season 2023, there is clear growth in his game and with, fingers crossed, a clean bill of health to come, there is every chance he will be a mainstay in the Dockers' backline for years to come.