Darcy Cameron extends contract, without playing a senior game

Following the Swans tradition, Darcy Cameron has signed a 1 year contract extension without playing a senior game, having played just one for the NEAFL side, and he's injured!

There must be something about the young man that the Swans want to lock down, after several impressive outings in the JLT cup, he would have come into the team for the Eagles clash if he wasn't injured.

Taken with pick 48 in last years NAB AFL Draft, the 21 year old has worked hard in training and impressed the Swans' coaching staff. Already tied to the club until the end of 2018, he had no hesitation signing a 1 year extension.

"They've been happy with my marking and ruck work, and that sort of thing, but I just need to lift my intensity around the contest, and work on my tackling and aggression," he said.

"Kind of like the way Sam Naismith goes about his footy.

"The rucks here all compete really hard for that position but at the same time they're always there to help me as well.

"That's what I've been working on over the last few weeks and what I'll continue to focus on."

On missing out on West Coast Eagles, who surprisingly passed him up even with their own ruck injury issues, Darcy was happy to pass on the opportunity, as he was under no illusion that game time would be limited.

"I caught up with them (West Coast) once or twice throughout last year but I wasn't disappointed at all to end up here," he said.

"Even if I had been drafted by them they've got Nic Naitanui and (Scott) Lycett there who are coming back.

"Sydney is a great change and was the best thing to happen for me because it's forced me out of my comfort zone."

I'm sure that when he gets his chance he'll take his opportunity and run with it.

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

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