AFL – Michael Johnston (pictured) says his return to the Fremantle Dockers leadership group is the realisation of a long held ambition.

Previously part of the group, Johnson had an outstanding season for the Dockers both on and off the field in the 2015.

With the clubs players responsible for selecting the Dockers leaders, the All Australian Noongar backman says he’s thrilled his peers at the club have seen fit to add him to the Fremantle sides leadership group.