MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 16: Kyle Langford of the Bombers handballs whilst being tackled by Joel Selwood of the Cats during the round four AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Geelong Cats at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 16, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Essendon youngster Kyle Langford has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2018 season.

Langford, who was selected with pick No.17 in the 2014 National Draft, said he feels privileged to continue his career at the Bombers.

“To continue my career at Essendon is a huge honour personally. I love the Essendon Football Club, I want to be a part of its next period of success,” Langford said.

“We’re building a really talented playing list, and seeing the likes of Dyson Heppell, Cale Hooker and David Myers recommit for 2017 gives me confidence the Club is moving in the right direction.

“We’re really enjoying playing under Woosha (John Worsfold). He’s implemented a quality football program that demands elite standards, and I’m confident that we can challenge the best in the competition in the years to come.”

The 19-year-old has played 18 career games, including 10 of a possible 11 this season.