Emerging Brisbane Lions duo Carter Michael and Blake Coleman have both signed new one-year deals to remain at the Club until at least the end of the 2023 season.

The 20-year-old pair both arrived at The Gabba for the 2021 season through the Brisbane Lions Academy.

Michael, a promising defender with a long-range left foot, broke into the team this season to make his debut in Round 17 against Essendon.

While Coleman, a crafty forward and brother of Lions defender Keidean, had an interrupted preseason due to illness before building on his game in the VFL.

Brisbane Lions List Manager, Dom Ambrogio, said the pair thoroughly deserved their contract extensions and that the Club was excited to see them continue to develop.

“It was a great reward for Carter to make his debut this season, when he came into the team, he made the most of his opportunities showing he can play at AFL level,” Ambrogio said.


“Carter showed plenty of promise down back, so it was unfortunate to see his season cut short due to injury, as he was building some real momentum.

“Blake again showed the benefits of being on an AFL list for a second season and he produced some strong performances at VFL level.

“He has natural goalkicking and marking ability which makes him exciting to watch, so we hope to see him take that next step as he keeps working on his craft.

“We were really pleased with the development these two players have shown and are looking forward to seeing what they can do next year with another solid pre-season under their belt.”

Blake and Carter join fellow teammates, Jaxon Prior and Dayne Zorko in high profile re-signings so far this off-season.