WA young gun Arthur Jones’ breakout season for Western Bulldogs has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension. The energetic and speedy small forward from Mt Barker via Claremont will remain at Whitten Oval until at least the end of 2025. The 19-year-old, snapped up with pick 43 in the 2021 national draft, broke through for his AFL debut against Brisbane in round three and has played three consecutive games. The West Australian understands Jones broke the news to his family on Tuesday while in Perth ahead of Friday night’s blockbuster Len Hall clash against Fremantle at Optus Stadium. Bulldogs recruiting boss Sam Power said Jones had shown exciting qualities in attack with his pressure and pace and was looking forward to him being around for years to come. “Arthur has had a taste of senior football this year and has shown some exciting qualities across the forward line with his pressure and pace,” Power said. “He has an infectious personality and loved team member that brings energy and enthusiasm to the group on and off the field. “We look forward to Arthur running out in the red, white and blue for years to come.” Jones is one of several West Aussies in the Bulldogs’ squad alongside key forward Aaron Naughton (Peel), Norm Smith medallist Jason Johannisen (East Fremantle), ex-Docker Rory Lobb (Swan Districts), in-form ruck Tim English (South Fremantle), goal sneak Riley Garcia (Swan Districts) and uncapped first-round draftee Jedd Busslinger (East Perth).