The Carlton Football Club is delighted to announce star midfielder Madison Prespakis has signed a contract extension to remain at Ikon Park until at least the end of 2022.
The reigning AFLW Best and Fairest has added another year on top of her existing one-year deal, following her 16 fellow Game Changers who also put pen to paper last week.
Prespakis has made the decision to commit her future to the Blues off the back of one of the most dominant seasons in AFLW history.
Locked and loaded. ??— Carlton Women's (@carltonfc_w) August 12, 2020
The future is looking bright.#OwnTheFuture
After being crowned the NAB AFLW Rising Star in 2019, Prespakis backed it up by winning not only the game’s highest individual honour, but also becoming a dual club best and fairest, dual AFLW All Australian, AFLPA MVP runner-up and AFLPA 22under22 vice-captain.
She has accomplished all this at just 19 years of age.
Now the Carlton faithful will be able to sit back and enjoy her brilliance in the Navy Blue guernsey for years to come.
Prespakis said there is no better place than Ikon Park to call home.
“I’ve loved my first two years with this club, my teammates, coaches and our incredible members and supporters, I can’t wait for the next two,” Prespakis said.
“What we have built as a football club over the last two years has been special. I enjoy every minute I’m at the Club and that is because of the incredible culture we have created together.
“I am extremely driven to work as hard as I possibly can because I know what we can achieve together as a group. I want to give our members and supporters the success they deserve, and the success we are all craving.
“Pre-season cannot come around quick enough.”
O' happy Deas!— Carlton Women's (@carltonfc_w) August 6, 2020
We've secured two pieces of the puzzle: we're delighted to announce the acquisitions of Elise O'Dea and Maddy Guerin to the Old Dark Navy Blues!
Carlton GM of Women’s Football Ash Brown expressed the Club’s excitement at extending Prespakis for the next two years.
“Maddy is arguably the best player in the competition. To have her signed on until at least the end of 2022 should give our members and supporters every reason to look forward to coming to the footy in the next few years,” Brown said.
“To achieve what Maddy has been able to achieve at just 19 years of age is remarkable but the best part about that is that she isn’t satisfied. What motivates her the most is team success and that mindset is infectious throughout our entire playing group.
“With Elise O’Dea, Maddy Guerin and Charlotte Hammans joining our club and 17 of our current players either re-signing or extending, we are excited to see what our group can produce together next season.”