RICHMOND premiership captain Trent Cotchin has extended his contract with the club until the end of 2022.
The 28-year-old’s original contract expired at the end of 2020, but the extension will surely see him finish his career as a one-club player, signing on until he is 32 years old.
Cotchin has captained the club since 2013, and his honours include the 2012 Brownlow medal, three Jack Dyer medals as the club’s best-and-fairest and an All Australian jumper in 2012.
“Trent is everything we could ask for as the captain of our football club. His leadership and care for his team mates, as well as the courageous way he plays the game is just exceptional,” said Richmond football manager Neil Balme.
“He leads by example with his talent and toughness on-field, and his maturity and authenticity off-field. We’re lucky to have him leading our playing group.”
Cotchin’s contract extension comes in the wake of the re-signing of vice-captains Alex Rance and Jack Riewoldt, along with emerging talents Jayden Short and Jack Higgins.
Premiership players Bachar Houli, Shaun Grigg, Nathan Broad and Jacob Townsend remain out of contract.