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Melbourne premiership defender inks long-term contract extension


Melbourne premiership defender Harrison Petty has inked a long-term contract extension with the club.

Petty, who became a mainstay of the Demons’ back six after Adam Tomlinson’s ACL injury, will remain at the club until at least the end of the 2025 season.

Melbourne list manager Tim Lamb welcomed the news, following a breakout campaign which saw Petty play 19 games.

“We all saw the rate of his development this year and we are really excited to see how far he can take his game,” he said in a club statement.

“Harrison is a crucial piece of our future and we anticipate him being a key member of our defensive unit for many years to come.

“He is a terrific teammate who is highly respected by everyone and we look forward to watching him continue to develop over the coming seasons.”

The 21-year-old has played 30 games in his three seasons at the club since being taken with pick 37 in the 2017 National Draft.

Melbourne has recently announced a raft of re-signings after their drought-breaking flag, with every premiership player locked in for the 2022 season.

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