Nick Larkey has inked a new three-year deal to reinforce North Melbourne’s bright future.

The North forward will be at Arden St until at least the end of the 2024 season in a huge coup for the club as it develops a core group of young and exciting players that will take the side back up the ladder in the years to come.

“What makes the club special is the people in it, and the rich history and culture,” Larkey told North Media.

“Three more years is a chance for me to ingrain myself [here] and bring the club back up to where it should be.

“I want to bring success to the club and be part of something special … now that I’ve found a spot in the side I’m determined to make the team the best it can be.

“The time I’ve been here has given me great belief to know I do belong here and that I can play for a long period of time.”

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At just 22, Larkey is developing his game as a key forward target and hopes to help guide the next crop of players.

“We’re trending upwards, we’re building and a young core is coming through. I just want to be a part of that … and I’m determined to make it better,” Larkey said.

“It’s a really inclusive group and everything you say is listened to.

“I’m trying to speak up a bit more in meetings, put my spin on how things work in the forward line and around the ground.”

Drafted to the Kangaroos with pick 73 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft, Larkey has kicked 40 goals in 30 games, and claimed the 2018 Jim ‘Frosty’ Miller Medal as the VFL’s leading goal kicker.

North list manager, Glenn Luff, said Larkey is a very important player going looking ahead.

“Nick has an incredible hunger to continue to improve his game,” Luff said.

“With a new look forward line this season there is a bit more pressure on him as a key forward, but we feel he is ready for the challenge and will be a key plank in what we are trying to achieve.

“We are really pleased Nick has committed for another three years on the back last week’s signings of Luke McDonald and Luke Davies-Uniacke.

“It’s important these guys understand the path we are taking, and by committing to us, they clearly have faith in what we are building.”