Marley sticks with Kangas

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North Melbourne’s Marley Williams walks off after his 100th AFL game last year.
Camera IconNorth Melbourne’s Marley Williams walks off after his 100th AFL game last year. Credit: Jason O'Brien/AFL Media/Getty Images

North Albany junior Marley Williams will continue his AFL career beyond the end of this season after earning a one-year contract extension with North Melbourne last week.

Drafted from Claremont in 2011, Williams has become one of the most reliable defenders in the AFL after playing with Collingwood and now the Kangaroos.

He will enter a ninth season at the highest level after the Kangaroos announced last Friday the rebounding defender had signed until the end of 2020.

Williams has played 114 games in total, 46 of those for his current club, and has only missed five matches so far in 2019.

The 25-year-old jumped at the chance of a contract extension to stay a part of a rising Kangaroos outfit.

“I actually didn’t think I’d get this far in the AFL,” he told North Melbourne media.

“I don’t think anyone really thinks about it too much but I’m just really happy and privileged to be able to get into my ninth season next year.”

Since his debut in 2012, Williams has averaged 16.8 disposals and 3.3 marks per game.

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