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Sheppard signs on at West Coast


West Coast defender Brad Sheppard has put pen to paper on a new deal, tying him to the club until at least the end of 2022.

Sheppard, who is on the eve of his 10th season with West Coast, has signed a three-year contract extension.

The 27-year-old has played 154 games for the Eagles since making his debut in Round 7 2010, and earned life membership with the club last season.

“I’m absolutely rapt to have signed on for a further three years,” Sheppard told

“The club has shown a lot of faith in me in the early part of my career and I feel like now I’m an established member of the team.

“I’ve got really good mates at the club and I have a good relationship with the coaches. I’m really happy to be able to play at this great footy club for a further three years, which will take me into my 13th year.

“I’ll be 31, actually, when I next come out of contract, so I am just over the moon. We have the new facilities at (Mineral Resources Park) about to open up, I get to play at Optus Stadium in front of 50,000 fans each week. We have the best fans in the league, so it was a bit of a no-brainer in the end.

“To be able to knock it over before the start of the season is something I’m really happy about. What it means is that I can focus all of my energy towards football and winning games.”

The East Fremantle product has featured in the top 10 in the John Worsfold Medal in each of the past four seasons.

A hamstring tendon injury suffered in last year's qualifying final against Collingwood ended Sheppard's season, meaning he would miss out premiership glory.

Sheppard's signature comes a month after midfielder Dom Sheed inked a new two-year deal.

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