LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14: Mitch Robinson, Jarrod Berry, Lions head coach Chris Fagan and Rhys Mathieson of the Lions sing the song in the rooms after winning the round 17 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Brisbane Lions at University of Tasmania Stadium on July 14, 2018 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The Lions have extended coach Chris Fagan’s contract for a further two seasons, tying him to the club until at least the end of 2021.

The Brisbane mentor was excited to recommit to the club and believed they were on the right track for future success.

“For the club to give me the opportunity to go on for a couple more years after the end of next year is really exciting,” Fagan told lions.com.au. 

“I feel like by that time we should be a really strong, highly respected club.

Fagan, a former schoolteacher, arrived at the Lions at the end of the 2016 season after coming across from Hawthorn as their head of coaching and development.

He was highly regarded for playing a key role throughout the Hawks’ premiership years. And now Fagan is enjoying the task of developing the young Lions both on and off the field.

“I feel like we’ve made our club a good place to be, where players are improving as people as well as footballers,” Fagan said.

“The core task of the job is to develop a group of men into a team and also to develop them individually as footballers and as people.

“I love that part of it. When you see growth in people and you see them grow in confidence and belief, that’s what gives you the real buzz to come to work

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