North Melbourne youngster Kayne Turner has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at Arden Street until the end of the 2018 season.
The 20-year-old has endured a horror year, suffering a hamstring injury in Round 6, before being caught drink driving, which saw the club impose a four match ban.
However, North opted to show faith in the young Roo, offering him a new deal.
“I was probably a bit nervous after everything that’s gone on this year,” Turner told Fairfax.
“But the club’s shown a lot of trust in me and I couldn’t be happier to be here for the next couple of years.”
He has played 21 matches since making his debut in 2014.