Adelaide has secured a key part of the future of its forward line with Darcy Fogarty signing a two-year contract extension.

Fogarty was already contracted until the end of 2023 but has now committed to the Club until at least the end of 2025.

The 23-year-old is coming off a career-best season in which he kicked 33.14 from 17 games and finished sixth in the best-and-fairest.

He kicked a goal in every game after Round 11, finishing with three four-goal hauls, and was nominated for both mark and goal of the year in Round 20.

Fogarty has played 58 games and kicked 83 goals since being drafted in 2017 and has established himself as one of the most accurate set-shot kicks in the competition.

Crows General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said Fogarty had taken his game to a new level over the past year and was developing into a long-term key forward for the Club.

“Darcy has put in an enormous amount of work on and off the field and has been rewarded with consistent performances particularly in the back half of this season,” Reid said.

“He has always had a lot of potential and as we know in this industry, young key forwards take time to develop, and we are really pleased with the progress he is making.

“It’s fantastic that he has recommitted to the Club as our exciting young forwards continue to emerge together.”

Fogarty said he was keen to continue his career with the Club which drafted him five years ago and he was optimistic about its future.

“I’ve loved my time here and I’m really happy to extend my contract for the next few years,” Fogarty said.

“It was good to play some consistent footy towards the back end of this year and also see the improvement in our team as we play more football together.

“The group we’ve got is heading in the right direction, we have an exciting young forward line playing under Tex and I’m just happy to be a part of that.”