Former Coolamon footballer Michael Gibbons has been rewarded for a strong debut season with a contract extension at Carlton.
Just a couple of days after the Blues' finished their 2019 campaign, the club announced the re-signing of Gibbons for next year.
Gibbons, 23, has signed a one-year extension as a rookie.
After waiting so long for his opportunity, Gibbons is delighted to sign on for a second season at Carlton.
"I am stoked to re-sign, playing at the elite level has always been my dream and I'm looking forward to working hard with a full pre-season to take my game to the next level," Gibbons told Carlton's website.
"This year has been a whirlwind and a real eye-opener to how hard you have to work to compete at the highest level.
"Running out in front of the Carlton faithful still gives me goosebumps every time, the atmosphere at all our games this year has been electric. I am really driven and prepared to put in the work, to help us achieve success and personally I want to have a long career in the navy blue."
Gibbons played in all but one of Carlton's AFL games for the season. He only missed their final-round loss to Geelong after a shoulder injury.
He kicked 16 goals in his debut season and averaged 15 disposals and three tackles a game.
Carlton general manager of list management and strategy Stephen Silvagni said the club has been impressed with Gibbons and Hugh Goddard, who both re-signed this week.
"Gibbo and Hugh walked into our football club with a point to prove and their professionalism and work ethic impressed us all, right from day one," Silvagni told the Carlton website.
"Both guys have made the most of their opportunity at AFL level and have fit in really well into our system. We are looking forward to seeing them continue to develop and hone their craft next season."