Sydney forward Sam Reid is the latest player to re-sign with the Swans, extending his stay with the Club for a further four years.
Reid was due to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season but will now remain in red and white until at least the end of 2021.
The 25-year-old, who hails from Bright in country Victoria, joined the Swans with pick 38 in the 2009 AFL Draft.
He had to wait almost 12 months to debut, getting the call up to play his first game in Round 22, 2010. Just two years later, he’d play a crucial role in Sydney’s 2012 premiership, kicking a goal and gathering 13 disposals.
Tall, quick and agile, Reid has played a total of 115 AFL games and has so far kicked 24 goals from 17 games this season.
Sydney Swans Head of Football Tom Harley said he’s rapt that Reid’s future is with Sydney.
“Sam is a pivotal player for us and we are extremely happy that he has decided to bypass free agency and sign on for a further four years,” Harley said.
“Key position players are not easy to find so for Sam to see his future with us is a great sign.
“After missing all of last year, Sam has proven his value through his versatility and we look forward to his strong contribution in the future.”
Reid joins Isaac Heeney, Callum Mills, Will Hayward, Zak Jones, Oliver Florent, Jordan Dawson, Lewis Melican and Darcy Cameron in recommitting to Sydney in 2017.
Sam Reid Statistics
DOB: December 27, 1991
Draft history: Pick 38, 2009 AFL Draft
AFL debut: Round 22, 2010 v Brisbane
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