Emerging ruckman Kieran Strachan and forward Lachlan Gollant have both extended their contracts with Adelaide after featuring at AFL level late in the season.
Strachan has signed a two-year deal keeping him at West Lakes until the end of 2023 while Gollant has signed a one-year extension for 2022.
Strachan joined the Club in the 2018 rookie draft and the 204cm ruckman enjoyed a dominant season in the SANFL this year by winning Adelaide’s State League Club Champion award.
After making his AFL debut in Round 9 last season, the 25-year-old played the last two games this year against Melbourne and North Melbourne and impressed with his tap work in the ruck and ability to win possession around the ground.
“It’s nice to have the security to work on my game for the next two years,” Strachan said.
“After that last game (Round 23) was probably the best moment of my life and makes me super-excited for what’s to come.
“We have a really good young list along with the older guys’ experience so I definitely think we’re moving in the right direction.”
Gollant, 19, was selected with Pick No.48 in the 2019 national draft and debuted in the Round 23 win over North Melbourne last month after recovering from finger surgery early in the season.
“I’ve loved my time at the Club so far, it’s been an amazing experience and I’m excited about the young group that we’ve got and where we can get to in the future, so I’m looking forward to next year,” Gollant said.
Adelaide General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said the pair had made strong progress in their development this year which was encouraging for the future.
“Kieran has had a brilliant season and been the premier ruckman in the SANFL competition and Lachie put in a lot of work in rehab after finger surgery to get back to playing some strong footy late in the season,” Reid said.
“We had the opportunity to see both of them compete and perform at AFL level over the final two weeks of the season and we are looking forward to their continued improvement.”