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Dockers lock away Barlow
Dockers lock away Barlow

Fremantle have locked away another eastern State recruit with Michael Barlow signing a contract extension that will keep him in the port until at least the end of 2016.

Barlow has become a fan favourite with the Dockers faithful, especially following his fight back from a badly broken leg in his debut season in 2010.

Originally from Shepparton but who graduated to AFL ranks via Werribee in the VFL, Barlow celebrated his 26th birthday today be signing his new deal.

He has played 70 matches for Fremantle and become an integral member of Fremantle's midfield.

His willingness to remain with the Dockers follows the re-signing of Nick Suban and Jon Griffin late last week.

Barlow was keen to get a contract locked away before the 2014 season started.

"It’s a really exciting time and I was pretty keen to get it done as soon as possible. I haven’t really been leading into a season out of contract,” Barlow told the club website.

"Having it all sorted before Christmas means I can prepare really well for 2014 and that’s my sole focus.”