Greater Western Sydney Giants have locked in another of its star youngsters, with forward Will Hoskin-Elliott putting pen-to-paper on a new two-year extension with the club.
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Hoskin-Elliott was believed to have had interest from several Victorian clubs including Richmond and Carlton, however the 21-year-old will remain at the expansion club until at least the end of the 2017 season.
“We’ve had a really strong start to the season and I can see that the playing group is heading in the right direction,” Hoskin-Elliott said in a club statement.
“I’ve been here from the start and I believe big things are around the corner for the club.
“Sydney feels like home for my girlfriend Kirstie and I, we’ve made some good friends at the GIANTS and I want to be a part of what we’re building.”
Hoskin-Elliott has played 41 games for the Giants after being selected at pick no.4 of the 2011 AFL Draft.
The Western Jets product has enjoyed a strong start to the 2015 season, and coach Leon Cameron said the Giants were excited by the emerging foward’s future at the club.
“We’re thrilled Will has re-signed with the Giants,” Cameron said.
“He’s had to overcome a couple of injury concerns this season but is an important player and we’re delighted he wants to be part of the Giants.”
With Hoskin-Elliott’s future now sorted, attention will turn to the likes of Stephen Coniglio, Dylan Shiel and Adam Treloar who are all coming out of contract.