Picture: Wayne Ludbey. Source: Herald Sun

Goddard re-signs with Essendon

Essendon veteran Brendon Goddard has signed a one year contract extension with the Bombers.

Goddard’s new deal will keep him at the club until the end of the 2017 season, but the current Bombers’ captain revealed on The Footy Show the contract features a trigger clause for a second year.

“As a Club we’ve made great in roads this year, I’m excited about heading into my fifth season at Essendon, and I couldn’t see myself playing anywhere else,” Goddard told the club’s website.

“Being reunited with our teammates in the coming months and the talent that has emerged this season fills me with great optimism about 2017. We still have plenty of hard work ahead of us but this playing group has incredible drive and ambition.”

Goddard, who was the No.1 pick in the 2002 National Draft, played 202 games with St Kilda, before joint Essendon at the end of the 2012 season.