Morris locked in for 2019

Western Bulldogs veteran defender Dale Morris will play on in 2019 after putting pen to paper on a one-year contract extension.

Morris, who turns 36 in December, will enter his 15th season at VU Whitten Oval, after being taken at pick 19 in the 2004 Rookie Draft.

“I’m one of the lucky ones that gets to play footy for a living, so to be able to do that again for another year at least, is something I’m really excited about,” Morris said.

“There’s a lot in the decision to play on, especially at 35. There’s a lot in the physical side of things. Not only can you play a whole season, but get through another pre-season. They’re long and they’re tough.

“It’s also the mental side of things. Footy is very demanding, physically and mentally. It’s not a decision I make on my own – I talk to my wife and my kids.

“I want to play on for as long as I can. I love this job, I love this club, I love what I do.

“To be able to sign on and play next year, I’m rapt.”

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