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Busselton’s Jye Amiss labelled Fremantle Dockers’ most important player by club legend Paul Hasleby

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Jye Amiss of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the 2022 AFL first elimination final match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on September 3.
Camera IconJye Amiss of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the 2022 AFL first elimination final match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on September 3. Credit: Daniel Carson/AFL Photos

Fremantle Dockers great Paul Hasleby has sung high praises for Busselton’s Jye Amiss ahead of the 2023 AFL season, labelling the young gun as Fremantle’s most important player.

Following the news of St Kilda star Max King missing time in pre-season training because of shoulder surgery, Hasleby and Perth Wildcats great Damian Martin discussed on SEN WA’s The Run Home who each club’s most crucial players were.

In the midst of the discussion, Hasleby put forward the 19-year-old star forward as the player Fremantle could not afford to lose.

“I would say the youngster, in his second season, Jye Amiss is the one for Fremantle,” he said.

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“Particularly if Matt Taberner keeps on going the way he’s been going with injuries, he (Amiss) is the one.

“In the finals, he was pretty good as the key forward. Kicked two (goals) in the first and even in the second final he played, he still played a key component.

“If they were to lose him and he got injured, it would seriously impact their finals credentials.”

Despite only playing three games in his debut AFL season in 2022, Amiss has certainly made an impact in his early career, kicking four goals and averaging 9.3 disposals.

Two of the three games Amiss played in the 2022 AFL season were finals games against the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood.

Amiss also signed a three-year contract extension with the Dockers earlier this year.

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