Matthew Pavlich a Docker for Life
Fremantle Captain Matthew Pavlich will be a Docker for life after agreeing to terms today that will see him remain at the club until the end of season 2014.
The four-year deal will see the 28-year-old qualify for veteran status in 2012.
Originally drafted from South Australian club Woodville-West Torrens in 1999 (No. 4 overall), Pavlich has become one of the game’s most outstanding players.
He has been Fremantle’s captain since 2007 after taking over from Peter Bell.
Since making his debut in round 5, 2000 against Melbourne at the WACA, he has gone on to win five Doig Medals as Fremantle’s best and fairest player (2002, 2005-2008).
Pavlich has also been selected in the AFL All-Australian team on six occasions (2002, 2003, 2005-2008).
This season, he topped the club’s goal kicking list for a seventh time and he is the all-time leading goal kicker at Fremantle.
Pavlich is only three games away from equalling Shane Parker’s club record of 238 games.