Essendon midfielder Darcy Parish has decided on his footballing future, re-committing to the Bombers via a long-term contract extension.
The prolific ball-winner has pledged his future to Essendon for a further five seasons, tying himself to Tullamarine until at least the end of 2028.
Despite reports of a standstill between Essendon and Parish's management a matter of days ago, the two sides came to a fruitful agreement on Thursday.
Parish was thrilled to finally put pen to paper on a new deal.
“I couldn't be more excited to be a Bomber for life. I'm fully committed to this club and always will be for them giving me a chance to live out my dream,” Parish said as part of a Thursday afternoon club release.
“I have so much belief in this playing group, Brad Scott and our coaches and what we can achieve. I want to be a part of that.”
The serial accumulator expressed his thanks to Essendon's supporters.
“Thank you to the Bomber faithful for sticking by me. We love the energy and support you provide this team and I'm grateful for your unwavering support,” Parish said.
“The best is yet to come for this team and I'm really looking forward to the future and where we can get to.
“We've got plenty of work to do but we're all excited by the challenge and bringing success to Essendon.”
Essendon list boss Adrian Dodoro echoed Parish's sentiments, noting this 'strong moment' in time for the Bombers.
"We are thrilled to have Darcy commit to the club until at least 2028. His signature is a great endorsement for the direction the club is heading, and the vision has been validated by our two stars, Parish and Redman. This is a really strong moment for our whole club," Dodoro said.
"Over his career, Darcy has demonstrated how dangerous he can be throughout our midfield and will be a key pillar of our side for years to come. But we believe his best football is ahead of him and we look forward to seeing that growth.
"This deal is a testament to Darcy and how much he loves Essendon and his commitment to seeing the club succeed."
Parish joins Mason Redman in committing their long-term futures to the Hangar after entering this year uncontracted for the 2024 season.