North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos young gun Mia King is the latest Roo to put pen to paper, signing a three-year contract extension to remain at the club until at least the end of 2026.
Hailing from Launceston, King has played 47 games since she arrived at Arden Street ahead of the 2020 season.
Despite being one of the youngest members of the Kangaroos’ engine room, the 22-year-old helps set the tone in the middle of the ground for her more experienced teammates with her hard tackling and relentless pressure.
Running alongside the likes of Jasmine Garner, Ash Riddell and Jenna Bruton, King has averaged more than 20 disposals in 2023 and finished the home-and-away season equal fifth in the competition for tackles (87) – including 10-plus on five occasions – despite missing Round 10.
Her standout performance came in Round 3 against Geelong, where she notched up 25 disposals, 13 tackles, eight clearances and a whopping 83.8 pressure points to steer the Roos to a come-from-behind nine-point victory.
"We are rapt to have an emerging talent like Mia re-sign with the club for three more years," North Melbourne AFLW List Manager Flynn Loft said.
"Mia has taken her game to another level this season with her constant pressure and competitive nature, winning more of the ball and often leading the tackle count each week for the side.
"We look forward to watching her evolve into one of the star midfielders of the competition over the next few years."