Geelong young gun Jack Henry has put pen to paper on a new deal with the club. The three-year contract extension will see Henry remain a Cat until the end of 2024.
Selected by Geelong at pick 16 in the 2016 rookie draft, Henry was elevated to the club’s senior list the following year.
A local product of the Geelong Falcons and St Mary’s Football Club, Henry made his AFL debut on Easter Monday, 2018.
Henry, 22, has played 71 out of a possible 74 games and been an important part of Geelong’s defensive structure and in 2021 has floated forward.
Henry collected 19 disposals and a goal in Saturday’s win over the West Coast Eagles.
“I grew up across the road from GMHBA Stadium and was a huge Geelong supporter as a kid. For my childhood dream to be a reality, and now to secure my time here for another three years is amazing,” Henry said.
“I’ve been enjoying trialling a few different positions as a forward, back and ruck. But clocking up some wins with my teammates is the most important thing.
“It’s the best workplace you could possibly have. I want to play footy here for as long as possible, so I’m stoked.”
Geelong’s general manager of football Simon Lloyd said the club is thrilled to secure Henry’s services.
“Jack has proved himself to be a highly versatile footballer, he will be an important part of our future and we are thrilled to see him commit to the club.”