THE GOOD news continues for Melbourne fans this week, with youngster Trent Rivers signing a contract extension.

The 19-year-old, who joined the Demons in the 2019 National Draft, was already tied to the club for next season as part of his mandatory draftee contract but put pen to paper on a further two years.

After a standout first year, the deal will see Rivers wear the red and blue until at least the end of 2023.

“Having Trent extend is really positive for the club,” General Manager of Football Operations Josh Mahoney told Melbourne Media.

“Trent has already shown signs of what he’s capable of and we couldn’t have asked more from him this season.

“We look forward to his continued development over the next three years.”


After debuting alongside best mate Luke Jackson in Round 2, Rivers quickly adapted to AFL level, featuring nine times for the Dees this season.

The defender found enough of the ball and provided plenty of run and carry, with his speed and endurance allowing him to float up the ground – he kicked two goals against GWS in Round 17.

With a beautiful kick and a go-getter attitude, he is an exciting, long-term prospect for the Melbourne faithful.

Rivers was selected with pick No.32 in last year’s Draft, which was the Demons’ third selection.