Adelaide forward Ned McHenry has recommitted to the Club by signing a two-year contract extension.

Coming off a breakout season in which he played 21 games at AFL level, McHenry will remain at West Lakes until at least the end of 2024.

The 21-year-old was drafted from Victoria in 2018 and made his AFL debut in 2020 when he played eight games.

This year he cemented a spot in the side with a game built around hard-running and tackling pressure while kicking 11 goals and providing a valuable link between the midfield and forward line.

McHenry finished equal 10th in the best-and-fairest and received the Dr Brian Sando OAM Trophy for professionalism and attention to detail.

“Players like Ned are at the core of what we are building and we have been very pleased with his development since being drafted,” Adelaide General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said.

“He is a high-energy guy who plays an important role for us on and off the field and his commitment to being part of our future is very encouraging.”

McHenry said he was motivated to repay the Club for its faith and commitment in him.

“I feel a lot of gratitude to the Club for embracing me,” he said.

“I love the Club, I love everyone there and they give me an opportunity to get better every day so I want to pay it back.”