At just 20 years old, Kelly is seen as part of the core for the future of the club, and the signing of the new 3-year deal is a signal of intent from the Sharks, that they are building for the future.
â€œIâ€™m over the moon to get the deal done,â€ Kelly told sharks.com.au.
â€œItâ€™s a massive weight off my shoulders and I can now just concentrate on footy and getting my leg right for a speedy return.â€
â€œI just wanted to sign the dealâ€¦ the Sharks have been great to me and Iâ€™m really enjoying my time here.â€
â€œItâ€™s a great lifestyle, I feel right at home and Iâ€™m very excited about where the Sharks are currently at.
â€œIâ€™ve enjoyed the challenge so far of playing in the halves and helping to lead the team around, weâ€™re only going to improve and get better.
â€œItâ€™s a great feeling wearing the black, white and blue and Iâ€™ll be a Shark for the next three years at least.â€
Sharks coach Stuart Flanagan is also excited with Kelly re-signing.
â€œAlbert is an exciting young talent and a potential superstarâ€¦ his signing is a massive boost for the club,â€ Flanagan said.
â€œHeâ€™s young and unpredictable, and his start to the season really indicates that.â€
â€œThe coaching staff are very pleased with his commitment to the club for the next three years and weâ€™re looking forward to seeing him develop even further.â€
â€œHis combinations already with players like Nathan Gardner and Anthony Tupou are very positive signs and his best footy is certainly still ahead of him.â€