MELBOURNE star Kysaiah Pickett has put pen to paper on his future, recommitting to the Demons for a further four years.
In news set to excite members and supporters, the fresh new deal will see the ultra-talented Pickett, who was drafted to the club in 2019, pull on the red and blue until at least the end of the 2027 season.
Melbourne List Manager Tim Lamb said the decision spoke volumes about the 21-year-old’s love for his teammates, coaches and the wider club.
“We are obviously thrilled that Kozzy has agreed to terms and will remain with us until at least the end of 2027,” Lamb said.
“At just 21 years old, he has already proven himself to be one of the premier small forwards in the competition, kicking 40 goals in each of the last two years. Everyone has now seen his ability around the ball, and he is just scratching the surface in terms of where he can take his game.
“Kozzy’s ability to hit the scoreboard, combined with his genuine appetite to chase and tackle, makes him an invaluable asset to our team. His rapid development is a testament to his hard work and the terrific environment and culture we have here at Melbourne.
“Kozzy, his family and his manager have been brilliant throughout this process, and we are rapt to have this done so early in the season.”
Pickett, who was drafted to the Melbourne Football Club in the 2019 National Draft with pick 12, was extremely excited to extend his stay with the Demons.
“I’m very excited to be signing on and continuing my career in the red and blue,” Pickett said.
“The club has embraced me and my family, and I can’t thank them enough for their support. Everything I do is to make my family proud and the respect and understanding my teammates and coaches have shown us means a lot.
“I’m very thankful to all the fans for their support too and am excited to be part of the club for at least another four years.”
Since debuting in 2020, Pickett has made an undeniable mark on the competition, now with 67 games and 100 goals to his name.