THE Carlton Football Club is delighted to reveal that Jack Silvagni has agreed to terms on a new contract, tying him to the Club until at least the end of 2023.
The two-year deal will take the third-generation Blue into his eighth season at IKON Park.
Demonstrating his class across every area of the ground in 2021, Silvagni’s flexibility became the hallmark of his sixth season.
As he overcame a run of injury setbacks, the 23-year-old’s hunger and determination to pull on the No.1 guernsey saw him optimise the opportunities that were thrown his way, including fulfilling the role as the side’s makeshift ruckman in the absence of sidelined teammate Marc Pittonet.
Averaging 13 disposals and booting nine goals across 15 appearances, Silvagni’s best showing came in the Blues’ Round 20 win over St Kilda, where he amassed 25 disposals, nine tackles, five marks, five hitouts and a goal.
With 78 senior games to his name, Silvagni said he was thrilled to remain at the Club and continue his career in the Navy Blue.
“I’m incredibly excited to recommit and sign on for a further two seasons,” Silvagni said.
“This football club has been a very significant part of my life from the moment I was born and to be able to continue doing what I love in the Navy Blue guernsey is something I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to do.
“I really enjoyed being able to work on different areas of my game this year and throw my hat in the ring to play in various positions, so I’m looking forward to seeing where I can take my game over the next two seasons.”
Carlton Head of List Management Nick Austin said the Club was delighted to secure Silvagni until at least the end of 2023.
“Jack’s passion for this football club is undeniable and the pride he takes in wearing the Navy Blue is second to none,” Austin said.
“That is evidenced by the way he takes to the field each week – he plays with heart and he puts his body on the line, finishing every game with nothing left to give.
“Despite battling a few injuries, his development across all areas of his game has been pleasing and his willingness to tackle new challenges is something we commend and admire, so we are excited to see what Jack will achieve over the next two years as he takes the next step in his career.”