Port Adelaide captain Tom Jonas, St. Kilda key forward Tim Membrey and Fremantle star Matt Taberner have all chosen loyalty over a potential pay day elsewhere.
The trio all inked extensions with their respective clubs that will keep them stationary for the foreseeable future.
The Power announced on Thursday morning that their third year skipper had inked a fresh deal that will keep him at Alberton until the end of 2023.
Jonas, 30, still had another year to run on his contract with the club that selected him with Pick 11 of the 2011 Rookie Draft, but with the key defender believing his side was on the precipice of success, chose to extend beyond the end of 2022.
“I’m ecstatic to extend my stay at Port Adelaide,” Jonas told portadelaidefc.com.au.
“The club is in a great spot and I’m thrilled that I get to be a part of it until the end of 2023.
“I’m obviously pleased the club saw fit to come to me with an extension and I will continue to do all that I can both on and off the field in order for us to achieve our goals.”
The South Australian surpassed the 150-game milestone last season and if Port Adelaide are to claim their second AFL Premiership this season, Jonas will become the first Port skipper since Warren Tredrea in 2004 to hoist the cup on the dais.
St. Kilda fans can also breathe easy, as their popular forward 50 target Tim Membrey will remain at Moorabbin until the completion of 2024.
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Following just a single appearance in a Sydney guernsey, Membrey joined the Saints as a delisted free-agent ahead of the 2015 season.
According to AFL Media's Mitch Cleary, the 26-year-old was eligible for perennial free-agency status, due to the Swans' decision to dump him after two seasons at Moore Park.
The man affectionately known as 'Skunk' voiced his excitement about remaining with the rising Saints.
"I think we're really building towards something special and we've got the right people at the club," Membrey told AFL.com.au.
"We've recruited strongly with some gun players and I really do think the next few years are going to be exciting from here and I certainly want to be a part of that."
Across the Nullarbor, fellow spearhead Matt Taberner will also be staying put until the end of 2024, after turning his back on free-agency.
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Taberner's three-year extension was seen as vital by the Dockers, as it is clear that that the 27-year-old is the linchpin in the Docker's fledgling forward line.
Keen to improve on his 29 goals in 2020 and to continue helping hone the younger names around him, Taberner explained that Fremantle was seeking to return to the finals this year for the first time since 2015.
“I’m stoked. It’s great that Fremantle have showed the faith in me. It’s where I started my career, I’ve really enjoyed my time here and I’m really looking forward to the next few years,” Taberner told fremantlefc.com.au.
“We are looking to play finals football, and I’m really confident with the group we’ve got at the moment.
“We’ve got a nice young demographic, with both plenty of talent and plenty of improvement in us. It will be exciting.”
In other contract news, promising North Melbourne forward Nick Larkey inked a three-year extension that will keep him at Arden Street until the completion of the 2024 season.