North Melbourne have confirmed young midfielder Curtis Taylor has recommitted to the club, signing a new two-year deal to remain at Arden Street until the end of 2024.
Taylor was among several young Roos players still unsigned for next season at the conclusion of the home and away season, however has now dashed any doubt over his future with the Roos.
The 22-year-old's raw career has been an exciting development for North Melbourne, with Taylor playing 52 games in his four seasons with the club.
Taylor made just the two appearances in his debut campaign of 2019, adding a further nine games to his career the year after before playing almost two full seasons in 2021 and 2022.
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The youngster's decision to re-sign is one that will buoy Kangaroos fans for the years to come.
“Curtis has found his place and really settled into his role on the wing this year," North recruiting boss Brady Rawlings told North Media.
"For the first time in his short career, he played every game across the home and away season, giving him the ability to find real consistency with his football.
"What we're creating here is something I want to be a part of."
After the best season of his career 𝐬𝐨 𝐟𝐚𝐫, our No. 5 has put pen to paper on a fresh contract 🤩
— North Melbourne FC (@NMFCOfficial) September 5, 2022
“Curtis has proved himself to be a team player, he brings excitement and energy to our group and has shown he is invested in North Melbourne, we look forward to him being part of our future.”
With Taylor's signature secured, the Roos now have 10 players still unsigned for 2023, having announced a trio of list cuts last week.
Jed Anderson, Atu Bosenavulagi, Todd Goldstein (unrestricted free agent), Aaron Hall, Flynn Perez, Bailey Scott, Kayne Turner (UFA), Josh Walker (UFA), Lachie Young and Cameron Zurhaar are all yet to confirm their futures.
Taylor joins Ben Cunnington (2024), Paul Curtis (2025), Tarryn Thomas (2024) and Tristan Xerri (2025) in having recommitted to North Melbourne this year.