Tuesday April 17, 2012
Emerging leader Scott Selwood has committed to the West Coast Eagles for a further three years, enhancing the club’s push to secure an outstanding group of young players.
Selwood, 22, is highly regarded by the playing group and coaching staff, and has taken his game to another level in the past 18 months.
He has already played 71 games and, in a break-out season last year, finished in the top 10 in the Club Champion Award. That followed a similar position in 2010, but it was a year when the club struggled to win games and many senior players had long stints on the sidelines.
Last season, he was the leading tackler in the competition and played all 25 games.
“I’m excited to be a part of this playing group,” Selwood said. “There are some encouraging signs that we can achieve sustained success and I want to play a part in that.
“I have been fortunate enough to see my brothers play in premierships and I am hungry to achieve the same. I believe this group can do that and I’d be proud to be involved in it.”
While Selwood has earned a reputation as one of the best midfield run-with players in the game, he is much more than that, as evidenced by his start to this season where he has been one of the most consistent ball-winners in the competition.
He has seen his older brother and teammate Adam win a flag (2006) as well as Joel, who is this year captain of Geelong, winning flags in 2007, 2009 and 2011.
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