MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12: Brent Harvey of the Kangaroos tackles Mitchell Hibberd during the North Melbourne AFL Intra-Club match at Arden Street Ground on February 12, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Young Kangaroo Mitchell Hibberd has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2018 season.

The 19-year-old who was selected with pick No.33 in the 2015 National Draft, played one game for the Roos during the NAB Challenge, earning him a new deal.

“To get an opportunity in the NAB Challenge was great. It gives you a little taste and it leaves you wanting more,” Hibberd said.

“So hopefully I can get a senior game as soon as possible and get another taste of it, and then hopefully build on what I was able to do in the NAB Challenge game.

“To play a game – if not a couple – this year would be huge.

“That’s my goal this year. That and just building my body up to get ready for the rigours of AFL.”