COLLINGWOOD has secured the future of two of its emerging stars, with Jack Crisp and Will Hoskin-Elliott penning long-term deals with the Magpies on Tuesday.
Hoskin-Elliott has signed an extension taking him through until the end of 2022, while Crisp has inked a deal that will secure his future at the club through until 2023.
As reported by AFL.com.au recently, the Pies look set to add to their key retentions in the coming weeks.
Crisp also averaged a career-high 23.1 disposals, finishing fourth in the club's best and fairest, having played a combination of roles both through the midfield and across half-back.
The left-footer was eager to commit to the Pies.
"I was just more than happy to sign a long-term contract," Crisp told reporters.
"It's a pretty hard industry, the AFL, and if I'm going to get (offered) a long-term contract, I'd be more than happy to do that.
"I'd love to play as long as I can. It doesn't matter what the money is."
For Hoskin-Elliott, representing the black and white fulfils a childhood dream.
"It's been absolutely awesome to come down and play for the Pies. I personally grew up barracking for the Pies, so to come home and play for them has been incredible," Hoskin-Elliott said.
He was at Greater Western Sydney for five years before being traded to the Magpies at the end of 2016.
"At the end of the 2018 season retention was a focus for us," Collingwood list manager Ned Guy told the club's website.
"Jack and Will were obvious priorities in that regard, given the seasons they produced, their experience and the fact that they are reaching the sweet spots of their careers.
"That they were keen to sign long-term is also an indication of their faith in the coach, their teammates and the broader program, which is heartening. They are enjoying their football."