Hille signs new AFL deal with Essendon
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Filled in: AFL News | 23/10/2012 at 3:05pm

Veteran ruckman David Hille has joined Alwyn Davey in signing new contracts to remain at AFL club Essendon.

Hille, a former club captain, and the 28-year-old Davey have agreed to one-year contracts to remain at Windy Hill.

The 31-year-old Hille will next year play his 14th AFL season with the Bombers.

“My hunger, desire and passion to compete at the highest level is as strong as it has ever been,” Hille said in a statement on Tuesday.

“As a playing group we have come a long way together and I want to make sure we continue down that path.”

Davey finished second in Essendon’s goalkicking in 2012 with 29 goals from 17 games.

“I really enjoyed my footy this year, I felt it was probably one of my most consistent years at the club and it was nice to kick a few goals as well,” he said in a statement.

“We’ve got a really good group of guys here. We want to be successful, we’re working hard and you can see we are on the right track.”