Superstar Lachie Whitfield has followed in the footsteps of new captain Stephen Coniglio and put pen to paper on a seven-year contract extension with the GIANTS.

Whitfield has established himself as a star of the AFL competition, earning All-Australian honours in 2018 and winning the Kevin Sheedy Medal in the same year.

The 25-year-old has played 133 games for the GIANTS with his new contract ensuring he remains in orange and charcoal until the end of 2027.

This is an outstanding club with outstanding people and I’m excited to be here.

- Lachie Whitfield

Whitfield said his decision to commit his future to the GIANTS was ultimately straight forward.  

“I’ve known my future is in Sydney for a long time,” Whitfield said.

“I play for success and so being at the GIANTS is clearly the best option for me. 

“As a club we’ve been in four finals in a row now and we’re a hungry group who continually drive each other to be better than the season before.

“This is an outstanding club with outstanding people and I’m excited to be here.”

GIANTS General Manager of Football Jason McCartney said the club is thrilled to secure Whitfield’s signature ahead of the 2020 season.

“This is another really exciting day for our club,” McCartney said.

“Lachie is an exceptional player and person and we had no hesitation in extending him long-term. 

“His signing, along with the likes of Stephen Coniglio, Toby Greene, Nick Haynes and Harry Himmelberg, are strong indicators of the club we have built here.

“Their commitments continue to solidify our strategy in continuing to grow our club and strive for success.” 

Whitfield adds his name to the long list of re-signings for the GIANTS, led by Coniglio, vice-captain Josh Kelly and rising stars Sam Taylor, Tim Taranto, Jacob Hopper and Connor Idun.