Burgeoning Swan Oliver Florent has strengthened his ties to the Moore Park club, signing a two-year extension to remain in the Harbour City until the cessation of the 2024 season.
Florent, 23, commenced his time as a Blood in Round 1 of 2017 after being brought north of the Murray with the 11th selection of the 2016 National Draft.
Having carved out a role within the Swans' vaunted midfield rotation, the Sandringham Dragons product went on to notch his 100th AFL appearance during Sydney's Round 7 loss to Brisbane earlier in the year.
Florent's recent extension will see his tenure in red and white extended into an eighth season, allowing him to become an restricted free agent by the completion of his 2024 campaign.
Speaking to club media, the fresh-faced speedster stated that he was buoyant about what the future held in store for both he and the rest of the Swans' organisation.
“It means a lot to me to play for this club and I feel very grateful to be given the opportunity to remain here for another two seasons,” Florent said.
“Since coming to the club I've learned a lot from our leaders and coaches, especially John (Longmire), and our team is constantly driving each other to be better every day.
“It feels like we’re building something special and I’m excited by what the future holds.”
Sydney's Executive General Manager of Football Charlie Gardner was also overjoyed at the agreement, paying praise to Florent's temperament as well as his skillset.
“We have watched Ollie grow and develop his game over the past six years in Sydney and we see him as an important part of our team in the coming years,” Gardiner said.
“He is a humble and popular member of our squad and part of an important young group who are growing in experience and confidence each year, while remaining hungry to improve.
“Ollie is coming off arguably his best season in 2021 and has shown great versatility in roles through the midfield and in defence this year, impacting games with his speed and ball use.
“We are excited that Ollie has extended his commitment with the Swans, demonstrating the confidence and belief he has in the direction we are going as a club.”
Sydney will earn another chance to stamp their finals credentials on Saturday night when they host the recently sinning Saints at the Sydney Cricket Ground for the latest iteration of the Pride Game.