Adelaide defender Luke Brown has signed a three-year contract extension in advance of becoming an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year. 

The 27-year-old, who brought up his 150-game milestone in Round 23, 2019, will remain with the Crows until at least the end of 2023. 

Since joining the Club during the 2011 exchange period, Brown has established himself as one of the most consistent and reliable players at West Lakes, regularly performing important lockdown roles on the opposition’s best small forward each week. 

Crows General Manager of List and Strategy Justin Reid said it was a fantastic result to have another key player commit long-term.

“We’re rapt to have Luke re-sign on the back of Wayne Milera last week,” Reid said. 

“Browny often flies under the radar but internally we know how important he is to our back six.

“He is a proven elite small defender and is highly respected by his teammates for his competitive approach and selfless nature.” 

Brown said it was an easy decision to sign on. 

“The environment at the Club is fantastic at the moment, so I had no hesitation in extending my time here,” Brown said.

“I’m an Adelaide boy and I always wanted to stay here, so it’s good to get the deal done and I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can do this year and beyond.” 

Brown made his AFL debut in Round 16, 2012 after being on-traded to Adelaide by Greater Western Sydney in 2011 as a pre-selection.