Jackson Archer is the latest Roo to recommit to the club, signing a one-year contract extension to keep him at North Melbourne until at least the end of 2024. 

Archer, whose father Glenn won two premierships across 311 games for the Roos, was taken from the Northern Knights with pick No.59 in the 2021 national draft. 

The 20-year-old made his debut against Adelaide in Round 15 last season, with the announcement of his first game bringing his ’Shinboner of the Century’ father to tears. 


A hip injury meant Archer couldn’t instantly build from his debut performance, but he returned for two more games later in the season, showcasing his fearless attack towards the contest. 

North Melbourne head of football talent Brady Rawlings said the club looked forward to watching the young half-back flanker continue his development at Arden St. 


“We are rapt to have Jackson sign on for another season with the Roos,” Rawlings said. 

“Jackson stood out over the pre-season with his endurance, tenacity, and competitive nature. When you see him out there, it’s not hard to work out whose son he is.

“We are excited to watch him continue to develop as a footballer and see more of these attributes at AFL level.” 

Archer is one of four father-sons currently at the club, alongside Luke McDonald (son of Donald), Bailey Scott (Robert) and Cooper Harvey (Brent).

He also joins Harry Sheezel and Miller Bergman as one of three players to recommit to the club over the last fortnight. 


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