Promising Canberra players Matt Hambleton and Jack Adamson have signed one-year contract extensions that will see them remain at the Demons' until at least the end of 2020.
Both Hambleton and Adamson arrived at Canberra as rookies, with Hambleton recruited from Gungahlin and Adamson from Tuggeranong.
The pair both made their debuts in 2019, with 17-year-old Hambleton preparing to be Canberra's runner before he was told he would be making his NEAFL debut against Redland in Round 21.
Adamson first caught the eye of Canberra's coaching staff in the AFL Canberra Competition last year, a season in which the Tuggeranong Junior experienced his first taste of NEAFL action with the GWS GIANTS.
The 19-year-old went on to play four NEAFL games for the Demons' in 2019, with his best performance coming in Canberra's Round 14 draw with Sydney University at Phillip Oval.
Canberra General Manager of Football Shaun Young told canberrademons.com.au he expects the pair to play an important role as a part of a youthful core at the club.
“It’s really exciting for the club to have both Matt and Jack commit to our program for 2020,” Young said.
“We think they have really bright futures at the football club and it’s a really important step for us moving forward.
“Both players have shown the trademarks of the club on and off the field and we think contract extensions for these boys was warranted.”