Greater Western Sydney Giants CEO David Matthews has extended his contract for another three years.
Matthews joined the club on an initial 12-month contract last November.
The 42-year-old said he was excited to have his short-term future in western Sydney decided.
‘‘Leading the Giants is another great opportunity to create something unique and important for the AFL and, in particular, the people of western Sydney and Canberra,’’ he said.
‘‘Any organisation is only as strong as its people.
‘‘We have a terrific group of people at this club, both on and off the field, and are building a strong culture to give us the very best chance of achieving ultimate success in the years to come.
‘‘We want to become a club that values success but also has strong values and a club that everyone can be proud to support.
‘‘A club that is bold, innovative and inclusive and strives for excellence in everything it does.’’
GWS chairman Tony Shepherd paid tribute to Matthews.
‘‘This is the biggest and most exciting challenge in Australian sport,’’ he said.
‘‘Since he joined the Giants, David has led the club with distinction through its first 12 months in the AFL competition and shown why he is a highly respected figure in the game.’’