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Boost for Roos as Sheezel pens lengthy contract extension


Harry Sheezel has signed a four-year extension with North Melbourne, tying him to Arden Street until 2030.

Already contracted until 2026, the Kangaroos and Sheezel have moved quickly to lock away a long-term deal.

Sheezel, 19, burst onto the scene in 2023 after being taken with the no.3 pick in the National Draft the year prior. He claimed North Melbourne’s best and fairest, the Syd Barker Medal, as well as the league’s Rising Star award.

He played every game last season and is among a wave of top Roos draft picks that have renewed a sense of optimism around the club.

North Melbourne head of footy talent Brady Rawlings believes Sheezel has immense improvement to come.

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“We’re absolutely rapt to have a player and person of Harry’s calibre sign on until at least the end of 2030,” he said in a club statement.

“We’ve loved what we’ve seen from him so far, and at 19, he’s only scratched the surface of what he’s capable of.

“His decision to join the likes of Jy Simpkin and Nick Larkey in committing to the club long-term is a great show of confidence in the future of the club, and we can’t wait to see what the next seven years hold with him here.”

Sheezel added: “I am very excited and very grateful as well for the club for giving me the opportunity to sign on for that long.

“I love the club and wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.

“Ever since I walked in the door, I’ve just loved the place – the players, the coaching staff and just the whole environment at the club. They’ve made me and my family feel so welcome.”

It comes after Alastair Clarkson and the club added Sheezel to the leadership group earlier this year, making him one of the AFL’s youngest leaders.

Sports-News North Melbourne

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