West Coast forward to be Eagle for life

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West Coast forward Jack Darling has re-signed with the club for a further five years, which will see him finish his career as a one-club player.

Darling, 27, has played 188 games after debuting in 2011 and has kicked 358 goals, where he sits fifth on the all-time list of goal kickers in the club’s history, only behind Josh Kennedy, Peter Sumich, Mark LeCras and Phil Matera.

In the past month, he has recaptured the form that helped the Eagles win the premiership last year, booting 13 goals in the past three games.

“I grew up supporting the Eagles, so to be here for my entire career is something I’ll look back on proudly,” Darling told westcoasteagles.com.au.

“I always thought I was going to be a one-club player. I’m just really excited that the club has backed me in like they have my whole career.”

General Manager of football Craig Vozzo said it was great to lock in the high-calibre forward.

“We couldn’t be happier,” Vozzo said.

“He’s been the ultimate professional in everything that he does and to have him commit to us for the long term is fantastic. We’re hoping we can help him to be the best he can be and continue to improve even to that next level.”

West Coast will be looking to bounce back after last week’s one-point loss to Collingwood when they travel to Alice Springs to face the hapless Demons on Sunday.