Whilst he has had to endure having a lengthy stint in the VFL before his debut against the Gold Coast Suns in Round 23 of last year, it proved to be the right decision. His first game consisted of 21 disposals, five marks, and three tackles while simultaneously having four scoring involvements in a 67-point thrashing by the Suns.
This year, Goater has added three more games to his tally and looks poised to be a regular in the lineup.
Brady Rawlings, head of North Melbournes football talent department, spoke to NMFC Media sharing his excitement on the news.
"We are rapt to add Josh to the growing list of young players to recommit to the club."
"Josh made great strides over the pre-season with his strength and endurance and has shown the flexibility to play a few different roles for us."
"We look forward to watching his take further steps in his development over the next couple of years."
Goater is currently averaging 15 disposals, four marks, and 1.5 tackles so far in his career.