Shai Bolton signs a five-year contract extension with AFL powerhouse Richmond

Richmond fans got an early Christmas present as rising superstar Shai Bolton signed a massive contract extension.

Bolton, who was already under contract for next year, has been suspended for another five years with the Tigers until the end of 2028.

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The 24-year-old doubles Premiership player enjoyed a breakout season in 2022 and was selected in the all-Australia side after scoring 43 goals and averaging 18 disposals per game.

Bolton, who hails from Western Australia, has continued to resist the temptation to move home and said he couldn’t imagine playing his football anywhere else.

Electric Tiger Shai Bolton warms up before a game in Richmond at the MCG in March. Credit: Daniel Pocket/Getty Images

“I have loved the club since I was drafted. I love the culture here, all the lads, the coaching staff and playing at MCG,” he said.

“It was pretty easy to decide in the end… I’m really happy to stay here.”

Earned the No. 29 pick in the 2016 National Draft, Bolton has dazzled fans with his soaring grades and incredible goals.

Due to his ability to win matches, he was selected as the Tigers’ next Dustin Martin.

“Shai is such an important part of our football program because of who he is and the player he is, so it’s excellent news for everyone involved to sign him for the next five years,” said Richmond’s general manager of football talent Blair Hartley.

“He has worked tirelessly to improve his game every season he has had with us. We’re excited to see what he can achieve individually and with us as a team as he continues to thrive as a footballer and leader.

“This contract rewards Shai’s hard work and we are delighted to have him and his family at the club for another five years.”

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