Pie for life- Magpies gun signs monster deal

AFL, Darcy Moore, featured

Collingwood star Darcy Moore is off the free agency market, after recommitting to the Magpies on a whopping six-year contract.

Moore, one of the AFL’s best intercept defenders, was set to be hot property in the coming AFL trade and free agency period, but has opted to remain at the club he was drafted to as a father-son prodigy in 2014.

The announcement is the latest big win for Collingwood, continuing their successful start under new coach Craig McRae.

“I’m glad to come to an arrangement with the club and continue my football career at Collingwood,” Moore said in a statement to club media on Thursday morning.

“With a new coaching group and young squad, we are creating strong foundations for the future – this is exciting to be a part of.

“I understand my role as a leader of this program, and I’m pleased to continue this work for many years to come.”

Moore was named Magpies vice-captain heading into 2022, and is seen as a leading contender to replace veteran skipper Scott Pendlebury when he eventually hangs up his boots.

An All Australian in 2020, the 26-year old is now all but certain to finish his career in black and white.

Magpies general manager of football Graham Wright said the club is ‘pleased’ to lock in Moore’s services until 2028.

Darcy Moore

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“All-Australian key defenders, 200cm plus of his calibre are hard to find,” he said.

“We respected the fact he was a free agent at the end of this year, and he would take some time to make his decision.

“We are pleased to come to terms that should see Darcy play out his career at Collingwood.”

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