Brandon Starcevich will remain a Brisbane Lion until at least the end of 2025.

The defender has moved quickly to sign a one-year extension despite already being contracted for the 2024 season.

Starcevich put pen to paper following a season which saw the Lions play off in the Grand Final and him finish equal fifth in the Club’s Best and Fairest.

The 24-year-old said he was happy to have re-committed to the Club ahead of the Christmas break and is determined to help the Lions experience further success.

“After playing in the Grand Final and getting so close to a premiership, it shows the Club is on the verge of something special and I want to play a part in that,” Starcevich said.

“We have an exciting list made up of a great group of guys who I love playing with and I am glad to get to do that for at least the next two years.

“Although we were grand finalist this season there’s still plenty of improvement in myself and the team, so I can’t wait to get to work and see what we can achieve.”

The contract extension sees the former Western Australian, who was selected with pick 18 in the 2017 AFL Draft, continue to call Brisbane home.

This is news that has the Lions excited about the future as they prepare for their premiership pursuit in 2024.

“Brandon has played a key role in helping the Club get back to the top end of the ladder and we are thrilled to have re-commit as we aim for future success,” Lions General Manager Football Danny Daly said.

“He is coming off another strong season where he finished top five in our Best and Fairest as a key player in our defensive end.

“Keeping players and people like Brandon at our football Club is very important to our future so having him extend his time here is great news.”

Starcevich is the second Brisbane Lions player to put pen to paper since the Grand Final, with former captain Dayne Zorko signing a new one-year deal last month.