Jack’s rise from Pennant Hills Demons to Swan for life

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09: Kieren Jack of the Swans and team mates enter the field during the round three match between the Sydney Swans and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Sydney Cricket Ground on April 9, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/AFL Media/Getty Images)

His first experience of AFL football was in the Paul Kelly Cup before playing for the Pennant Hills Demons AFC and now Sydney Swans Co-captain Kieren Jack will be a Swan for life.

The elite midfielder has signed a three-year contract extension with the club keeping him in the red and white until at least the end of the 2019 season.

Born and bred in Sydney, Jack was drafted by the Swans as a rookie in 2005 and has gone on to play 189 matches. Through hard work and sheer determination, Jack worked his way off the rookie list to become a Club Champion (2010), premiership player (2012), All Australian (2013) and in 2013 was announced as Swans co-captain.

General Manager of Football Tom Harley says he’s thrilled to have the skipper on board for the long term.

“We are rapt that Kieren has committed to the Club for a further three years,” Harley said.

“Kieren’s story is well told and in a way he represents the development of the game in Sydney.

“As a co-captain, Kieren is a key player both on and off the field.

“We are very lucky to have a player and person of Kieren’s quality leading our team and developing our younger players coming through.”

Kieren Jack’s stats

AFL Games: 189

Goals: 131

AFL Debut: Round 6, 2007 v North Melbourne

AFL Rising Star nomination 2008

Bob Skilton Medal 2010

AFL Premiership 2012

All Australian 2013

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