Three of Collingwood’s emerging talents, Cal Brown, Tyler Brown and Nathan Murphy, have signed new contracts.
All three have penned two year extensions that will take them through to the end of the 2022 season.
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Drafted within 12 months of each other between 2016-17, the trio are members of Collingwood’s next wave that also includes, among others, Josh Daicos, Mark Keane, Isaac Quaynor and Jaidyn Stephenson. All are 21 years or younger.
“The future is theirs to write but right now Cal, Tyler and Nathan are seen as important to what is next for Collingwood,” Magpie list manager, Ned Guy, said.
“They have cut their teeth and, to a degree, the improvement we need to find as a side in 2020 will come from the players who have now got some experience in the system and are ready to flourish.”
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Cal Brown is the most advanced of the trio. He played 22 matches in 2019, for a total of 35 across his three seasons at the Holden Centre to date. A pressure forward who spent periods on the ball last season, Cal is playing for more mid-field time in 2020.
His younger brother, Tyler, is yet to make his debut after being drafted as a 17 year-old in 2017, the same draft in which Murphy was recruited.
Tyler was next in line as an AFL emergency on a number of occasions last season as he matured into a mid-fielder with an elegant inside-outside game. Murphy endured a luckless 2019 and because of injury played very little football – and no AFL football - after playing two matches in his debut season.
The trio of signings follow recent commitments made by Brodie Grundy, Scott Pendlebury and Chris Mayne.