Emerging defender Tom Doedee is the latest player to pledge his future to Adelaide after signing a two-year contract extension.
Doedee, who was already contracted for next season, is now committed to the Club until at least the end of 2021.
The 21-year-old seamlessly slotted into the Crows’ back six after making his AFL debut in Round One this year.
He went on to play 20 games, averaging 18 disposals and 2.2 intercept marks per game to finish second in this year’s AFL Rising Star award.
Doedee said he was elated to extend his time at West Lakes.
“I’m absolutely rapt to sign on for another two years,” Doedee said.
“I love this club, and everyone – my teammates, coaches and staff – have really made me and my family feel a part of the footy club since day one.
“It was a dream come true to play senior footy this year and while I’m pretty happy with my own season, I’d much rather be playing in finals right now.
“I am confident we have the right people in place to bounce back and enjoy team success in 2019.”
At Adelaide’s recent 2018 Club Champion dinner,
He was also the recipient of the Players’ Trademark Award, a peer-voted award for the player who most embodies team values, and the Dr Brian Sando OAM Trophy for his outstanding preparation and professionalism.
Crows General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said Doedee was a valuable part of the playing group.
“Tom has had a fantastic year, which is a credit to his selfless attitude and work ethic,” Reid said.
“He has worked extremely hard to get to this point and showed this season he has a very bright future at AFL level.”
Doedee was selected with pick No. 17 in the 2015 National Draft.