Fogarty, Murphy re-sign with Crows

Emerging Adelaide forwards Darcy Fogarty and Lachlan Murphy have signed two-year contract extensions keeping them at the Club until at least 2023.

Fogarty, 21, and Murphy, 22, both made their AFL debut in 2018 and have become important parts of the Crows’ young forwardline.

South Australian Fogarty was drafted with Pick No.12 in 2017 and has developed into a key forward while also being used in the midfield at times this season.

He has kicked an accurate 39.9 in his 33-game AFL career and is one of the more reliable set shots in the competition.

Murphy joined the Club from Victoria as an SANFL development player in 2017 when he won the Dean Bailey Award as the best and most dedicated development prospect in Adelaide’s state league team.

He was drafted by the Crows as a rookie at the end of 2017 and upgraded to the senior list in 2019, and has played 52 games and kicked 42 goals.

Murphy is currently recovering from ankle surgery following a syndesmosis injury in the Round 8 Showdown and is expected to be available for selection in 5-6 weeks.

“We are obviously really pleased that Darcy and Lachy have both re-signed and bought into the direction we are headed,” Adelaide General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said.

“They are young and exciting players who took different paths to get to our Club but have worked hard to establish their place in the team and they are an important part of our future.”

Fogarty said it was a straightforward decision to re-sign with the Club that drafted him and he was excited about its future.

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“I’ve enjoyed my first three-and-a-half seasons at Adelaide and I’m seeing improvement from working on my game and with my coaches,” Fogarty said.

“I love the Club, I love the team and believe in where we are headed, we are a young group developing together and I’m looking forward to being a part of the future.”

Murphy said he was thrilled to be staying at the Club and his rehabilitation from ankle surgery was progressing well.

“I love the footy club and the people involved, I love Adelaide and playing at Adelaide Oval and am really excited to be able to stay for another couple of years,” he said.

“I’m tracking as well as possible with my ankle rehabilitation and I’m looking forward to hopefully returning to the field soon.”

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