A Cairns junior has signed a long-term deal with an AFL team, extending his stay at the club until the end of 2022.
Just days after his AFL debut, Cairns Saints junior Caleb Graham has signed a long-term deal with the Gold Coast Suns, extending his stay at the club until the end of 2022.
The 18-year-old played his first senior game for the side in Saturday’s Q-Clash against Brisbane, in just his rookie season in the competition.
“I grew up wanting to play for the club and I’m proud to call myself a Suns player,” Graham said.
“There is a strong culture here that is going to continue to grow and I’m looking forward to the road ahead.”
The key defender was taken late in last year’s draft after progressing through the Suns academy from the Far North.
Graham becomes part of a group of 14 player to recommit to the Suns this year.
Fellow Saints junior Jack Bowes is already under a long term deal with the Suns.
Graham committed alongside teammates Will Brodie, Darcy MacPherson and Jez McLennan until the end of the 2022 season.
General Manager of Football Operations Jon Haines said the commitment of all four players was a testament to the hard work everyone at the club had put into creating the right environment.