Brayshaw turns back on free agency with long-term Demons extension

Melbourne star Angus Brayshaw will be a Demon for life after signing a new contract with the club for another six years.

The 26-year-old’s deal with the reigning premiers lasts until the end of the 2028 campaign.

Melbourne list boss Tim Lamb described the signing as a “brilliant result” for the club.

“Angus is a leader of our club and to have him commit long term is a brilliant result. His talent is obvious to all and his willingness to put the team first and play whatever role we need him to is a testament to his character,” Lamb said via a statement.

“This signing is another great endorsement for the culture we have created and we know Angus will continue to drive standards within the group.

“The versatility he has displayed throughout his career makes him an enormous asset to our club. The great thing is Angus still has enormous growth in his game and we are excited about what he will produce in the future.

“This deal means another key pillar of our playing group will play out his career with us which is an important part of our strategy going forward. The example that our leaders have set in committing to stay together to try to achieve something special should give our members and supporters great confidence in the direction we are taking.”

Brayshaw is having what many consider a career-best year off half-back in 2022, averaging 25 disposals and eight marks.

In signing the deal, Brayshaw turned his back on reported interest from the likes of Fremantle and Essendon.

He’s currently played 137 games in the red and the blue.


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