Sydney Swans speedster Harry Cunningham has inked a three-year contract extension, tying him to the red and white until at least the end of season 2022.

Originally from Wagga Wagga in country New South Wales, Cunningham joined the Swans with pick 49 in the Rookie Draft in 2011.

He didn’t have to wait long to make his AFL debut, called up to play GWS in the inaugural Sydney Derby in Round 1, 2012. 

The 25-year-old has gone on to play 113 matches, kicking 48 goals and claiming Sydney’s Rising Star award and Best Clubman honours.

Swans Head of Football Charlie Gardiner said it was a great result to secure Cunningham’s signature.

“We’re very pleased to have Harry recommit for another three years in what is an exciting time for the Club,” Gardiner said.

“Harry has developed into a key member of our team and sets a terrific example for our younger players in terms of his professionalism and commitment to the Club. 

“On the field, Harry has proven himself as a reliable and valuable player, with the versatility to play on the most dangerous small forwards in the competition but also the ability to run and create off half back and through the midfield.

“While the second half of the year has been frustrated by injury, Harry was in excellent form early in the season and we’re confident he can return to his best next year.

“Harry is the ultimate clubman who puts his teammates first, is very passionate about his work in the community and is a fantastic leader at our club.”

Cunningham joins Colin O’Riordan, Callum Sinclair, Jordan Dawson, Nick Blakey, James Rowbottom, Justin McInerney and Harry Reynolds, as well as coach John Longmire, in recommitting to Sydney in 2019.
Harry Cunningham statistics
DOB: December 6, 1993
Draft history: Pick 49, 2012 Rookie Draft
Recruited from: Turvey Park, NSW
AFL debut: Round 1, 2012 v GWS
Games: 113
Goals: 48
Swans’ Rising Star 2014
Swans’ Best Clubman 2018