FERGUS Greene has earned himself a one-year contract extension with the Western Bulldogs.
Greene – the latest in a long-line of Sandhurst products to play VFL/AFL – is in his second season at the Whitten Oval and has played the past three weeks in the Bulldogs’ senior team.
The 20-year-old forward made his debut in a defeat against Port Adelaide at Ballarat in round 19 and has since played in a pair of Etihad Stadium wins against St Kilda and North Melbourne.
Greene – picked at No.70 in the 2016 National Draft – has kicked a goal in each of his three AFL games so far.
“I came into this season a little nervous, but I was able to get a bit of form in the VFL and to pull a couple of games late with the AFL team is really exciting and I’m really keen to hang around,” Greene said on the Western Bulldogs website Tuesday night.
“I came in here a light figure and still am… building that contested part of my game has been a big thing for me, but also just playing to my strengths and continuing to build them and not just rely on them to get me through.
“There has been a lot of feedback and I’ve tried to take as much as I can on board.”
Bulldogs’ general manager Sam Power described Greene as a “good listener and he has a great work ethic and a strong will to improve his game.”
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