The Western Bulldogs have re-signed emerging youngster Brad Lynch for the next two seasons.
Lynch was a revelation for the Bulldogs in the second half of the season, after making his debut in the Club’s thrilling Round 15 win over Geelong.
The 21-year-old played nine straight games to finish the season, earning him a contract extension until at least the end of the 2020 season.
“Brad has been a tremendous story of persistence and commitment, and it was great to see him make his mark at AFL level this season,” said Bulldogs’ General Manager of List and Recruiting, Sam Power.
“We clearly believe Brad has an exciting future in the game, and we’re delighted to see him commit for a further two seasons.
“Along with some of our other exciting young talent, we’re eager to see how Brad will continue to improve in the coming years.”
Lynch arrived at the Bulldogs via the 2015 NAB Rookie Draft, and was a member of the 2016 Footscray VFL premiership team.
Injury interruptions held him back last year, but some strong VFL form in 2018 saw him given an opportunity at the highest level, and he didn’t disappoint.
He collected 18 and 23 disposals respectively in his first two games, combining elite speed with pinpoint kicking skills from half back.
He switched to the forward line in the last few matches of the season, kicking two goals against Richmond in Round 23.