The Collingwood Football Club is pleased to announce Aiden Begg, Nathan Kreuger, and Josh Carmichael have signed new deals with the Club.
The trio have each signed a one-year contract that will see them in the black-and-white stripes until the end of 2024.
Begg was selected by the Pies through the 2021 Mid-Season Rookie Draft and has made three AFL appearances since his Round 7 debut against the Gold Coast Suns in 2022.
In the same year, Kreuger arrived at the Club through the 2021 Trade Period following three seasons at Geelong. The ruck has managed seven AFL games since the trade.
Carmichael joined the Pies from West Adelaide through last year's Mid-Season Rookie Draft and has impressed across eight appearances for the side.
This year all three players contributed to the Club's VFL program, whose campaign led to a finals appearance.
"We're pleased to have Aiden, Nathan and Josh on board for another season," Collingwood GM of Football Graham Wright said.
"Our football program is committed to investing in the next wave of young talent, and today's signings reflects this strategy.
"Since joining us, Josh has seamlessly integrated into our game plan and has shown great determination. Nathan and Aiden have both displayed skill and commitment that underlines his potential.
"Their commitment to this Football Club at AFL and VFL level is highly commended. We look forward to their contributions in 2024."
In other list management news, Will Kelly has been informed he will not receive a contract with the Club.
The 23-year-old was drafted as a father-son selection in the 2018 AFL National Draft and has made five appearances at AFL level since his debut in 2020.
Across his five seasons with the Club, Kelly was an instrumental part of the Club's VFL program. This year, across 15 games, he averaged 15 disposals and booted five goals.
Kelly was a key cog in the side's 2023 finals campaign, where he played a VFL career-best in the side's Round 19 victory against Carlton. The midfielder managed 22 disposals and kicked three goals.
The Club will explore the option for Kelly to train with the AFL program during the 2024 AFL's Supplementary Selection Period (SSP).
Collingwood GM of Football Graham Wright thanked Kelly for his contribution to the Club.
"We thank Will for all that he has put in across five seasons with the Club," Wright said.
"Unfortunately for Will, he has faced injury challenges that have kept him out of the AFL side, but his strong willpower and ability to develop through our VFL program should be commended.
"We have informed Will we will consider adding him as a train-on player over the pre-season if we have SSP spots available following the completion of the draft process in November."
As it stands, Collingwood holds picks 19, 33, and 80 in the upcoming 2023 AFL National Draft.