Star midfielder Jacob Hopper has confirmed his commitment to the club, signing a two-year contract extension.
The 24-year-old has taken his game to new heights in 2021 and was rewarded with selection in the Therabody All Australian squad of 40.
Celebrating his 100th game milestone earlier in the year, he has averaged career-high disposals, clearances and inside-50s this season.
The GIANTS Academy graduate from Leeton in southern NSW joined the leadership group ahead of this season.
GIANTS General Manager of Football Jason McCartney said he was thrilled to confirm Hopper’s contract.
“We’ve said all year we were really confident Jacob would remain a GIANT but it’s great to officially confirm it,” he said.
“Jacob’s had an outstanding season - and that’s been recognised across the competition - but he’s also added tremendously to his leadership skills as an official member of our leadership group.
“He’s taken his game to another level and we’re excited for his continued progression in orange and charcoal.”
Hopper said he was excited to put pen to paper.
“The club’s been great in allowing me to focus on my football across what was a really disrupted season for us,” he said.
“I’m really excited to officially re-sign and I think we’ve shown on-field this season that we’re building something really special that I want to be a part of.
“I’m really looking forward to continuing to progress with this young group we have next season and into the future.”
Hopper’s signature comes off the back of commitments from Josh Kelly and Sam Taylor and more recently Jesse Hogan and Conor Stone.