Mid-season recruit John Noble and first-year player Isaac Quaynor have extended their contracts for a further two years.
Playing for West Adelaide at the beginning of 2019, Noble had a whirlwind introduction to life as an AFL player at Collingwood.
The 22-year-old debuted in the team’s thrilling one-point win against West Coast in Round 17 and by his fourth game was running out for skipper Scott Pendlebury’s 300th match in the Qualifying Final win against Geelong in front of over 90,000 fans at the MCG.
The dashing defender averaged 18.6 possessions across his five matches in 2019, four of these were played against finals teams.
With Noble locked in until the end of 2021, Collingwood List Manager Ned Guy is looking forward to watching him progress even further over the next two years.
“John’s story is unlike many others in the league, and we look forward to seeing it continue with the Pies,” Guy said.
“To be able to come in and have an impact in some of the club’s bigger games at the back end of the year is quite remarkable. He’ll be even better prepared for 2020 with a pre-season under his belt and his experience in 2019.”
Fellow defender Isaac Quaynor has also signed a two-year deal, tying him to the club until the end of 2022.
A member of the club’s Next Generation Academy, Quaynor was a lifelong Collingwood supporter before being picked up with the club’s first-round pick in the 2018 national draft, pick 13 overall.
He made his AFL debut in Round 16 against Hawthorn and played four games in his first season.
“Since arriving at the club, Isaac’s professionalism in his approach to training, preparing and playing has been beyond his years,” Guy said.
“Isaac has impressed us with his physicality as well as his run and carry at AFL level, and we know he’ll only continue to grow and develop over his next few years at the club.”