DARTMOOR export Jeremy Cameron knew his future was at Greater Western Sydney.
Cameron, 19, re-signed with the Giants yesterday, tying him to the AFL’s newest club until the end of 2015.
The talented key forward was one of eight signings, with number two draft pick Stephen Coniglio and ball magnet Toby Greene among those to recommit.
Cameron said he saw a bright future at the Giants and wanted to be a part of it.
“I have settled in really well and am looking forward to spending more time up here,” he said.
“Over half the list has already signed on until 2015 and that’s pretty big for the club.
“It’s been a massive day and a massive week with Sheeds (coach Kevin Sheedy) (signing on) as well.”
Cameron played 16 games in his debut season, earning rave reviews for his efforts in attack and the AFL rising star nomination in round two.
He booted 29 goals, including five against the Western Bulldogs in round five and two goals in the Giants’ breakthrough win against the Gold Coast in round seven.
“I have been a bit inconsistent but when I have played pretty well I feel it’s been good enough,” Cameron said.
Cameron, at 196 centimetres, is confident he and number one draft pick Jonathon Patton, at 197 centimetres, can form a strong partnership in the Giants’ forward line in coming seasons.
“He’s been really good. He’s played a few games but unfortunately he’s been injured again,” Cameron said.
“I was speaking to him just before and we said we’ve come a fair way and it will be good to form a good forward line.”
Cameron said Port Adelaide premiership player Chad Cornes played a huge role in his development, sitting in on forward line meetings and sharing his ample experience.
With GWS one game away from completing its inaugural season, Cameron said it had been a success for the fledgling club.
“We knew at the start of the year it was going to be a really big building process and we were always building up to winning a game but also had little wins along the way like winning a quarter here and a quarter there which meant a lot to us,” he said.
Cameron had hip surgery last week.
“I have an eight-week rehabilitation program in place to get my legs back to strength,” he said.
“I am walking around fine now and should be running before Christmas.”
Cameron will return to his family’s Dartmoor farm in a week for a well-earned rest.
“I’m looking forward to getting home,” he said yesterday.