THE Carlton Football Club is delighted to reveal today that David Cuningham has extended his contract with the Blues for a further three seasons.

Cuningham will don the No.28 guernsey until at least the end of the 2022 season after signing his new deal.

The 22-year-old has played 24 games in the Navy Blue since being selected with pick No.23 in the 2015 AFL draft. 

Cuningham’s signature will join his 2015 draft class teammates Jacob Weitering (2021), Harry McKay (2021) and Charlie Curnow (2023) in driving the Club forward.  

An explosive athlete with the ability to play midfield and forward, Cuningham ranks elite across the competition for meters gained (291.9), clearances (1.9) and inside 50’s (3.5), whilst also booting seven goals in his eight appearances in 2019.

Cuningham said he was proud to represent the Blues for another three seasons.  

“I am really happy to commit to Carlton long-term. The Club is in an exciting position and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve,” Cuningham said.

“I want to work hard to repay the faith the Club has shown in me since I arrived, I really want to be a part of the next wave of success here at Carlton.

“Nothing beats the thrill of playing in front of the Carlton faithful, the atmosphere is electric, and I look forward to playing good football in front of our fans for a long time to come.”

Carlton General Manager of List Management and Strategy Stephen Silvagni said the Club was pleased to extend Cuningham’s contract. 

“David is an exciting player who we feel is starting to show how good he can be at AFL level,” Silvagni said.

“He is exactly the type of player we want in our side, powerful, quick and has great goal sense when he goes forward.

“David has an exciting future here at the Club and we are rapt to secure him until the end of 2022.”