Zippy Zak Jones signs on for two more years

In a huge boost for the Swans today, attacking defender Zak Jones put ink to paper, and signed on with the club for another two years.

The exciting defender was the centre piece of the on-again, off-again pursuit from Melbourne, with the Jones family connection strong with this one.

Various reports in the media suggested he was good as gone, with the latest rumour picking up steam last week, tagging on McVeigh as well.

Zak's had an impressive 2017 campaign, playing 17 games and bringing plenty of dash, skill and excitement.

Recruited with pick 15 in the 2013 AFL National Draft from Dandenong Stingrays, the 22-year-old continues to improve as a player.

Jones has shown plenty of versatility throughout the year, influencing games as a defender and kicking goals as a midfielder.

Swans Head of Football Tom Harley was understandably ecstatic with retaining the rising start.

“Zak’s game has continued to develop each year he’s been at the Swans,” Harley said.

“This year in particular his game has added another dimension to our team.

“Zak’s commitment is a good endorsement of the environment we try hard to foster here at the Swans and we all look forward to Zak's continued growth as a player and future leader.”

Zak joins Isaac Heeney, Callum Mills, Will Hayward, Oliver Florent, Jordan Dawson, Lewis Melican and Darcy Cameron in recommitting to the Swans in 2017.

All we need now is Reid to repay the faith and sign on the dotted line.

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

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