The Brisbane Lions are excited to confirm midfielder Lachie Neale has re-committed to the Club after signing a three-year contract extension.
Neale, a two-time Lions Best and Fairest winner and Brownlow Medallist, will remain a Lion until at least the end of the 2026 season.
The 29-year-old, who shared the news with his teammates and staff after training on Tuesday, spoke on why he made the decision to stay with the Brisbane Lions.
“The goal is definitely to hold up a cup in a Lions guernsey,” Neale said.
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“The boys are really hard-working people who are trying to make themselves better and we've struck a really nice balance.
“The team’s will to improve and will to get better is first class and I feel like we're set for a really sustained successful period.
“I'd love to hold up more than one (cup) but I'd happily take one. We've come a long way and we have a group that's ready to go and we've had some experience in finals now.”
Lions Head of Football Danny Daly said he believed Neale re-committing said a lot about the club’s culture.
He also said it was fantastic to have Neale’s wife Julie and daughter Piper remaining part of the Brisbane Lions family.
“Players like Lachie Neale don’t come around every day, so for him to put pen to paper is a huge moment for the Brisbane Lions Football Club and at a very exciting time for us,” Daly said.
“Since the day Lachie arrived at the Club, he has been a fantastic player on the field, capped off with a Brownlow Medal, but he has also been extremely valuable in what he brings to us off the field.
“This contract extension will see Lachie stay with us until the end of 2026 and be a Lion for life.”
Neale arrived at the Brisbane Lions from Fremantle at the end of the 2018 season.