Brisbane Lions trio Cal Ah Chee, James Madden and Henry Smith have all put pen to paper to continue their time at the Club.

Ah Chee, who has played 63 games for the Lions after arriving from the Gold Coast SUNS, has signed a new two-year deal to remain at the Club until at least the end of 2025.

The 25-year-old utility has played three games at AFL level this season, including a strong performance in Round 16, before being sidelined under concussion protocols.

Madden joins Ah Chee in re-committing to Brisbane, with the 23-year-old signing a one-year deal which will see him line up for the Lions for a sixth season.

The Irish-born defender has played two AFL matches in 2023 and has been one of Brisbane’s best players in the VFL all season.

The Club has also rewarded emerging 206-centimetre ruck-forward Henry Smith for his impressive form in the VFL, extending his current contract by an extra two years.

This will see the 20-year-old remain in the maroon, blue and gold until the end of the 2026 season.

Brisbane Lions General Manager Football, Danny Daly, said all three players deserved their contract extensions and he looked forward to what they could achieve in the coming seasons.


“We believe Cal’s best footy is still in front of him and despite an injury interrupted season, he has shown glimpses of why he was an early draft pick,” Daly said.

“With Henry we always knew he (as a ruckman and key forward) would probably take more time to develop, but we have been happy with his form in the VFL and were keen to lock him away and continue to develop him as he has an exciting future.

“And Jimmy (Madden) is another player who has produced really strong VFL form which cultivated in AFL selection before he had an untimely shoulder injury.

“What we saw from Jimmy warranted the Club to commit to him for at least another year.”

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