Former Sebastopol and North Ballarat footballer Rowan Marshall has re-signed with the St Kilda Saints until the 2022 season.
Marshall joined the Saints with pick No. 10 in the 2017 Rookie Draft, before being elevated to the main group in 2018.
He debuted against Sydney in Rd 18 2017 and has since amassed 22 games for the club.
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Marshall said he was excited to make a long term commitment to the Saints rebuilding effort.
"I've loved my time at the Saints so far and am stoked to have signed this new deal," he said.
"I feel like I've really learned a lot during my time, especially the past eight months or so and I'm excited to keep growing and learning.
"I really believe in what we're building and I'm looking forward to being part of it."
Saints list manager James Gallagher spoke highly of Marshall's improvement and pedigree.
"His performances and the way he has embraced the challenge of his new role this year is reflective of the overall attitude with which he approaches his football," he said.
"He's a professional, determined and passionate young man, and we believe he has a really exciting future ahead of him here at the club."
Of the 24 ruckmen who have played at least six games across the league this year, Marshall ranks second for contested possessions (10.7), second for kicks (9.3) and third for clearances (5.2) and centre clearances (2.0).
The New Zealand-born Marshall, who stands at 199 centimetres, moved from Portland to Ballarat at the start of 2014 in order to improve his football.
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