19-year-old Marco Paparone has agreed to a new two-year deal with the Lions.
The Brisbane Lions have announced utility Marco Paparone has agreed to a new two-year deal with the club.
Paparone, who was taken at pick 23 in the 2012 National Draft, has played 21 games for the Lions, including 16 in 2014.
The 19-year-old made his debut in Round 4 of the 2012 season, where he kicked three goals in debut despite starting the match as a substitute.
Brisbane Lions football manager Darren Warren told the club’s website that the youngster was beginning to establish himself and was a key prospect.
“Marco is an emerging player with elite endurance. He is really beginning to establish himself in our side and we are excited about his future with the club,” he said.
“Marco, Sam Mayes and Michael Close were all products of the 2012 draft and it is fantastic for the Club to have such an exciting crop of young talent all committed to the Brisbane Lions Football Club.
“It is going to be an exciting time for the club as each of these players begin to establish themselves as AFL footballers and hopefully lead our club to future success.”
Brisbane currently sit 15th on the AFL ladder, but have shown signs of improvement in the latter stages of the season.