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Carlton re-signs Dylan Buckley for two years

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Dylan Buckley, right, is the son of triple premiership player Jim.

Dylan Buckley, right, is the son of triple premiership player Jim. Photo: Pat Scala

Father-son selection Dylan Buckley has been rewarded for his fast start to the AFL season for Carlton with a two-year contract extension.

The 21-year-old defender is the son of the Blues' triple-premiership player Jim Buckley.

After playing one game in his debut season last year, Buckley has already made six senior appearances in 2014, capped by a Rising Star nomination for his efforts in the narrow loss to Richmond in round two.

"Having supported Carlton his whole life, Dylan is very passionate about the club and we're very happy to have him commit to terms to stay here," said Carlton's general manager of football operations Andrew McKay.

"We've certainly seen Dylan grow as a person and a player in his time at Carlton so far.

"He has worked really hard in the gym to add weight and build strength, and now he is starting to reap the benefits of all his hard work.

"We see Dylan as an integral part of our team into the future."

Buckley's new deal ties him to the Blues until at least the end of 2016.

AAP

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