Brodie Smith re-signs with AFL Crows

Anna Harrington
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Dashing defender Brodie Smith has shown faith in Adelaide's direction under coach Matthew Nicks by signing a three-year contract extension with last year's AFL wooden-spooners.

Smith, 28, would have been eligible for free agency at the end of the 2021 season but has committed until the end of the 2024 campaign.

"I absolutely love this footy club and I'm so happy to be signing on for another three years," Smith said.

"We're building a really strong culture here and it's exciting to see how quickly our younger guys are developing and driving the standards, pushing all of us to get better every single day.

"I can't wait to see their continued growth this year and play my part in helping them to improve wherever I can."

Smith has played 183 games for the Crows after being selected with pick No.14 in the 2010 AFL Draft and was an All-Australian in 2014.

"Brodie is an integral part of our football club, both on and off the field," Crows list manager Justin Reid said.

"After being added to the leadership group last year, he has had a significant influence on our playing list, and you can see he has really embraced our mantra of prioritising others.

"Brodie is a quality person and will play a key role in helping to fast-track the development of some of our young defenders as part of our list rejuvenation."