Adelaide has identified a long-term player and significant contributor to its climb back up the AFL ladder by locking in emerging young midfielder Jake Soligo to 2029.

Soligo was already contracted to the end of 2025 but has signed a four-year extension in a mutual show of faith in his development and the direction of the Club.

The Crows pounced on the Victorian with Pick No.36 in the 2021 National Draft and he has made an instant impact in his first two seasons at West Lakes

GM List Management and Strategy Justin Reid described Soligo as a natural footballer who had already shown tremendous upside.

“Jake is an incredibly smart player who makes good decisions and works just as hard on his game,” Reid said.

“We couldn’t be happier with how he has bought into the culture and environment of the group, and fitted in to our team in such a short period of time.

“He’s really added to our midfield with his mixture of toughness and class and we are thrilled that he’s committed to the Club long-term as our young group emerges together.”

Soligo said the Club felt like home from the first day he arrived and he was excited about the future.

“The way everyone here has welcomed me and my family and made us feel part of it since day one is really important to me,” Soligo said.

“And the support from the coaches and players in my first two years, I couldn’t ask for more.

“I’m very excited to see where we can go as a team and that’s why I’ve signed on – I want to win a flag with this group one day and believe we can do it.”