GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 01: Jack Martin of the Suns celebrates a goal during the round 18 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium on August 1, 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Gold Coast young gun Jack Martin has re-signed with the club, extending his contract until 2019.

Martin joined the Suns in 2012 as the first selection in the GWS Trade Incentive Draft, he was 17 at the time. He came third in the club’s best and fairest last season.

His signature comes just two days after fellow youngster Touk Miller penned a two year extention, leaving co-captain Steven May as the main contract focus for the Suns.

The 22-year-old, who has played 44 games in his injury-interrupted career, said he was thrilled to re-sign with Gold Coast.

“I’m rapt to extend my contract with the club. I moved across to the other side of the country joining Gold Coast as a seventeen year old. I feel like I’ve grown up with the club itself and my teammates,” Martin said.

“We haven’t achieved what we all had hoped for in that time, but the playing group is ready for the challenge, we really feel we will win back respect this year.

“There’s a great feel amongst the team having just moved into our new home. We all can’t wait for the season to start and I see an exciting future with this group.”

List & Strategy Manager Scott Clayton believes Martin is primed to take his game to another level in 2017.

“Jack demonstrated last year that he will be a very important player for us going forward, that was highlighted by his third placing in the Best & Fairest.

“He is three seasons into his AFL career, due to injury he played 11 & 12 games respectively in 2014 & 2015, but last year he got his body right and played 21 games.

“There’s something special about the way he plays and what is exciting is that his best footy is in front of him,” Clayton said.