Geelong has secured the signatures of four emerging talents, with Sam Menegola, Nakia Cockatoo, James Parsons and Brandan Parfitt recommitting to the club.
Menegola and Parsons have signed three-year deals with the Cats, which will keep the duo at the club until at least the end of 2020.
Cockatoo has signed a two-year deal until the end of 2019 and Brandan Parfitt, a one-year extension on his current contract, also taking him to the end of 2019.
Menegola, who was selected by the Cats in the 2015 AFL draft, has impressed over his 17 senior games in the blue and white.
After four combined years at both Hawthorn and Fremantle, the 25-year-old midfielder debuted in round 18, 2016 and went on to play in Geelong’s finals series last year.
Cockatoo put pen to paper on a deal which secures the 20-year-old for two more seasons.
The Cats’ first round selection in the 2014 AFL draft has excited Cats fans with his explosiveness and flair across his 30 senior games since his debut in round one, 2015.
Parsons has recommitted to the club after impressing in his first seven senior games in the hoops.
The 20-year-old rookie was elevated to the senior list in April before debuting against Melbourne in round three. His seven senior games have included an impressive 21 disposals, two goal performance in round four.
Parfitt has signed a one-year extension on his existing contract after an encouraging start to his AFL career.
A second round selection in the 2016 AFL draft, Parfitt earned a debut in the Cats’ round one win over Fremantle and a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination in round three after 23 disposals and a goal against Melbourne
A hamstring injury in round six has sidelined the 19-year-old who hopes to return to AFL level in the coming weeks.
“Sam, Nakia, James and Brandan have all had different journeys to get to where they are, but their level of resilience, commitment and professionalism remains alike,” Geelong’s general manager of football, Steve Hocking, said.
“It’s exciting to see four of our promising talents recommit to the club, we see a bright future for them here at Geelong.”