Key forward Jon Patton has re-committed to the GIANTS, signing a contract extension through to the end of 2020.
Patton’s signature comes hot on the heels of the re-signing of key defender Adam Tomlinson and attacking backman Zac Williams.
After being the GIANTS’ first-ever draft selection in 2011, Patton is heading into the 2017 season coming off a career-best year which saw him play 23 games and kick 38 goals.
Patton said he was keen to reward the faith shown in him following two knee reconstructions early in his career.
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“The club stuck by me when I was struggling with injuries and now I’m really happy to put pen to paper on a long-term deal to stay at the club,” Patton said.
“Our playing group is building something special and I believe we’re heading in the right direction.
“I love living in Sydney, this is my home, and I love representing the GIANTS.”
The 23-year-old has re-signed for an additional three years after the 2017 season, meaning he’ll be 27 by the time his new contract ends.
GIANTS General Manager of Football Wayne Campbell said it was another exciting signing for the club after Patton’s best season yet.
“Jon is an important member of our team and a very popular member of our playing group,” Campbell said.
“He’s coming off his most consistent season in his career and is working hard to become the best player he can be.
“We’re thrilled he wants to remain a GIANT long-term and are excited to see what he’ll produce on-field in 2017 and beyond.”
Patton’s re-signing comes on another milestone day for the club as WestConnex was announced as a foundation community partner as part of the GIANTS Care program, with the GIANTS Training and Administration base at Sydney Olympic Park being re-named the WestConnex Centre.