MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: Jy Simpkin of the Kangaroos looks on during the round four AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on April 14, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Promising young Roo re-signs

Promising North Melbourne youngster, Jy Simpkin, has penned a two-year contract extension with the Kangaroos.

Simpkin, the No.12 pick in last year’s draft, has played three games so far this season and will now be a Roo until 2020.

“The club approached my manager about doing another contract and I was all for it,” Simpkin told AFL.com.au.

“I love being at the club and it’s where I want to stay for my career, so I was stoked to have that and sign to the end of 2020, which is awesome.

“I hope I can stay there for as long as I can and help the club towards as much success as possible.”

He has averaged 10 disposals, 4.7 kicks, 2.3 tackles and kicked three goals in his three AFL matches.

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