Exciting GWS forward Ian “Bobby” Hill has signed a three-year contract extension with the club.
The 19-year-old made his debut in Round 17 this year with a 15-disposal performance against Richmond and has looked promising in his seven games this season.
“I’m stoked to put pen to paper at the GIANTS,” Hill told the club website.
“It was a dream come true just getting drafted but once you put the guernsey on it’s something different.”
“I’m doing it for myself, my family and the GIANTS fans out there; I’m loving it.”
Hill is the cousin of Fremantle players Stephen and Bradley Hill and was picked at 24th in the 2018 NAB AFL Draft by the Giants.
Hill’s cousin Gerald Ugle was also an AFL footballer and was one of the inaugural GWS players, appearing in three games for the club.
Despite being from WA, Hill grew up a Giants fan.
“When I was a bit younger, I was the only kid in Northam (a town 97km east of Perth) walking around with a GIANTS kit on,” he said.
Giants list manager Jason McCartney said the club was excited to have Hill a part of the future of the club.
“We’re very happy with how well Bobby has settled in and we’re really impressed with what he’s achieved in his first season at AFL level,” McCartney said.
“His growth both on and off the field this year has been evident to all and we’re excited by what the future holds for Bobby.”
The West Australian native has kicked seven goals this season before being dropped for last weeks Elimination Final against the Western Bulldogs.
Hill joins Stephen Coniglio and Josh Kelly as one of the many GWS youngsters to re-sign with the club this year.