West Coast Eagles young gun Oscar Allen will continue his career at the club until at least the end of the 2025 season after signing a three-year contract extension.
Allen, who has primarily formed a dangerous forward triumvirate with experienced teammates Josh Kennedy and Jack Darling, has also shown a capacity to play a variety of other roles.
For much of last season he provided valuable ruck support to Club Champion Nic Naitanui and this season, in the absence of both Tom Barrass and Jeremy McGovern, he has displayed his defensive wares.
Drafted with selection #21 in the 2017 draft, the 196cm Allen has already played 48 games and had a strong impact within the club.
“Oscar is an exciting young player and we are delighted that he has extended his contract for an additional three seasons,” said List Manager Rohan O’Brien. “He was already contracted to the end of 2022 and having him commit further was a priority.
“Everyone has seen what he brings on game day, but we also value Oscar as an emerging leader. He is a mature 22-year-old who has great respect across the club.”
Allen said he was pleased to have locked away a deal at this stage.
“It is great for me to have the security of a contract extension,” Allen said. “I love the club and the playing group and want to be a part of what we aim to achieve in both the short and medium term. It means I can now fully concentrate on footy.
“Personally, to be able to tap into the knowledge of blokes like Josh Kennedy, Jack Darling and Jeremy McGovern has been great. I look forward to playing more football with them and learning even more.”