Young Sydney Swans forward Sam Wicks has signed a two-year contract extension which will see him in the red and white until at least the end of 2023.
The 21-year old QBE Sydney Swans Academy product was a consistent inclusion in the side in 2021, playing all 22 games.
The Manly local made his debut last season in Round 10, 2020 against Collingwood and played seven games in his first year as senior player.
Known for his pressure acts, the lively forward kicked 17 goals in season 2021 and said he was thrilled to sign on and continue his journey at the Swans.
"I think we have a really exciting group of boys who can possibility do something special in the next few years," Wicks said.
"I was always planning to re-sign with Sydney. I obviously grew up here so I am really happy living here and I am excited to put pen to paper for the next two years.
"It's pretty special to be able to play for the team your barracked for growing up and I've been here (at the Sydney Swans) all my life so I couldn't be happier."
Wicks said he is already looking forward to season 2022 and building on what was achieved this year.
"I've been able to play that pressure forward role pretty well and string a fair few games together which has been really nice," Wicks said. "Ideally I would like to continue to build on that role and go forward with that in the future."
Sydney Swans Executive General Manager Football, Charlie Gardiner said the Club is looking forward to seeing Wicks continue to develop his game.
“Sam has had an impressive start to his career and showed in 2021 he can be a valuable and consistent performer at AFL level," Gardiner said.
"To his credit, he has built his game on his defensive work rate and pressure and we really value what he does in this area of the game.
"Sam has also shown an ability to hurt opposition when he gets an opportunity and we are excited to see him continue develop alongside our emerging young forward group.”
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