Adelaide has secured two key position players for a further two years with ruckman Kieran Strachan and defender Nick Murray signing contract extensions.
The pair has signed on until the end of 2025 and say they are excited by direction the Club is headed.
Strachan, 27, joined the Crows as a rookie in 2018 and has since played five AFL games while winning back-to-back SANFL Club Champion awards.
Murray, 21, was also added to the list as a rookie in 2021 from Henty in rural NSW and has played 29 AFL games in the past two seasons.
Adelaide General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said both players were an important part of the Club’s future.
“The progress both players have made in their time at the Club has been very pleasing,” Reid said.
“For Kieran and Nick to arrive as rookies and earn an opportunity at AFL level through hard work is testament to their attitude.
“But they have also grasped their opportunity and performed strongly which shows they are more than capable at the top level and we look forward to their individual improvement and making our team better.”
Strachan played two AFL games this season while averaging 16 disposals and 3.6 clearances per game in the SANFL as he helped guide the Crows into a preliminary final.
“Each year I have felt that I’ve continued to improve in this environment,” Strachan said.
“Rob (Reilly O’Brien) and I push each other at training, we have good healthy competition, he makes me better and I hope to push him along as well.
“We’re an exciting group and everyone came back to pre-season training early which shows the investment in the direction we want to go.”
In just two seasons Murray has become a regular in Adelaide’s backline and proven himself on some of the competition’s key forwards.
“I’m grateful for the Club giving me another two years, it shows they’ve got trust in me and hopefully I can repay that,” Murray said.
“I obviously came in pretty raw so over the last few years to be able to learn how we play and learn the system, there’s still a long way to go, but I’m excited for what lies ahead.
“It feels like we are building a core group that has played a decent amount of footy together and now adding Izak (Rankine) and the new draftees I’m looking forward to being part of it.”