Essendon defender Nick Hind has signed a new two-year contract, extending his stay at the club until the end of the 2024 season.

The dashing speedster made the move from St Kilda to Essendon during the 2020 trade period and has since given the Bombers some excitement with his speed out of the defensive 50.

The 27-year old was initially drafted by the Saints with pick 58 in the 2018 AFL draft whilst playing in the Essendon VFL side and working as a plumber.

Hind was excited on sign on at the Bombers, and is thankful of the opportunities the club gave him at VFL level.

"I’m thrilled to remain in the red and black for another two years. I love the club and will forever be grateful for their VFL program in seeing the potential in a country kid from Clunes," Hind said.

"I’m excited to see where this young group can go over the next couple of years."

Nick Hind during the AFL match between Essendon and Adelaide, Round 4, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media

General Manager of list and recruiting Adrian Dodoro has been impressed by Hind's skills on the field and personality off the field, and is thrilled with the contract news.

"Nick has been a fantastic addition to our backline since joining the club in the 2020 trade period," Dodoro said.

"He is a popular member of the team who brings an infectious energy while also being an extremely loyal teammate. Nick is a fantastic person to have around the club."

Hind has played 51 games in the AFL, including 30 with the Bombers, where he has averaged 16.9 disposals and an impressive 342.1 meters gained per game across his career.

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