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Andrew Gaff says he wants to be an Eagle for life

Emerging West Coast star Andrew Gaff wants to be an Eagle for life, saying he and his fellow young guns believe the AFL club is on track for premiership success.

Earlier this month, Gaff put to bed rumours he was homesick by re-signing with West Coast for a further two years, tying the Victorian to the club until at least the end of 2014.

The 19-year-old said he was enjoying his time in Perth, and couldn't see any reason why he wouldn't end up becoming a one-club player.

Gaff was a revelation for the Eagles last year, playing 17 games in his debut season after being snared with pick No.4 in the 2010 national draft.

And there's been no hint of the second-year blues either, with Gaff averaging 27 possessions a game over the first four rounds this season.

Gaff's arrival has coincided with a successful period at West Coast, which reached the preliminary final last year and currently sit on top of the table with a dominant 4-0 record.


And with young stars such as Scott Selwood, Jack Darling, Nic Naitanui, Luke Shuey and Josh Kennedy also pledging their future to the club in recent times, Gaff feels West Coast is well placed to achieve premiership success down the track.

"I was never even contemplating going back to Melbourne," Gaff said of his decision to re-sign.

"You obviously miss your mates and your family because you don't see them as much anymore. But I see them in the break when I go back to Melbourne in the off-season.

"I'd love to be a one-club player at the Eagles. I'm enjoying it so much over here, I'm not contemplating anything else.

"It's fantastic that Scott, myself, Jack, Nic Nat, Shuey - all those boys are going to be here for hopefully a lot longer.

"It's exciting because we know we're all going to be together and are all pretty young and striving towards something special, and we feel we've got the group to achieve that."

Gaff, who grew up supporting the Melbourne Demons, said he was glad to get his contract sorted at the start of the season.

"It's lessened the burden on my shoulders and I'm able to play footy and not worry about contracts," he said.

The speedy wingman will be aiming to continue his good form when the Eagles taken on Richmond at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.


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