North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos midfielder Jenna Bruton is the latest player to extend their stay at Arden Street after signing a two-year contract extension.

The side's inaugural best and fairest winner in 2019, Bruton has played 58 games for the Roos and will continue to run out in the royal blue and white until at least the end of 2026.

After missing the opening three rounds of the 2023 season with a calf issue, the 28-year-old returned to average 21 disposals and seven tackles per game.

She played a crucial role in helping the Kangaroos reach their first-ever Grand Final, considered best afield in the side’s one-point preliminary final win against the Adelaide Crows.


Named the side's Shinboner of the Year, Bruton underwent surgery this month after partially rupturing her right Achilles tendon just three minutes into the Grand Final

"Jenna is an important part of our midfield and has shown across multiple years the ability to play consistent football at a very high level," North Melbourne head of women’s football Nathan Hrovat said.

"She is a much-loved member of the playing group, and we are excited to have both a player and person of her character at Arden Street for two further years."

Bruton is the fourth inaugural Roo to recommit to the club in recent weeks, joining captain Emma Kearney and star midfield duo Jasmine Garner and Ash Riddell.


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