Essendon Football Club is pleased to announce Kyle Langford has extended his contract for a further two years.

The new deal will see the midfielder don the sash until at least the end of 2020.

Langford said he was thrilled to play on in the red and black.

“I’m really excited to continue at Essendon for the next two years. I think we have a really bright future, we are a really young group and we are heading in the right direction,” Langford said.

“I was always hoping to remain a Bomber – I was just trying to play the best footy I could play, prove myself as a player both on and off the field, and I knew the rest would take care of itself.

“Over the next two years my focus is on continuous improvement, I still have a lot to work on to become a consistent AFL midfielder but I am enjoying the challenge.”

Langford spent his first two years at the club playing as a forward but when the opportunity to play through the midfield arose in 2017, he jumped at it.

The 21-year-old has been in career-best form in his new role this season, playing 11 games and averaging 19 disposals and four tackles. 

Senior Coach, John Worsfold, said Langford is a key member of the club’s future.

"We're pleased Kyle has committed to the Club for the next two seasons, he will play an important role in what we are building towards," Worsfold said.

“Kyle is now playing consistent AFL football and has demonstrated that he has the necessary skill set to be an outstanding long-term player for the club.

“His continuous hard work and attitude both on and off the field makes him a highly respected player at the Club and we are excited to see what he can achieve here.”

Langford was picked up by the Bombers ahead of the 2015 season. He has played a total of 42 games in his four years at the club.