Rookie Jacob Wehr has extended his contract with the GIANTS, keeping him in the orange and charcoal until the end of 2025.

The 24-year-old South Australian joined the GIANTS at pick 59 in the 2020 AFL Draft and after spending the 2021 season at VFL level, he broke through to play 10 games in 2022, earning himself the club’s Rising Star Award.

The classy wingman secured a spot in the starting 22 heading into 2023 and impressed with his toughness with a brutal collision in round two ruling him out for two-to-three months with a shoulder injury.

GIANTS General Manager of Football, Jason McCartney, said the club is thrilled to offer Wehr another two years.

“Jacob is a great story of someone who has come into the AFL system and continued to learn and grow and make the most of every opportunity,” McCartney said.

“He’s an exceptional person who is committed to getting the best out of himself and that attitude will hold him in really good stead.

“He had a great pre-season and showed his toughness and the impact he can have over the opening few rounds so we’re looking forward to welcoming him back into the side over the coming weeks.”