The Newcastle Knights have a clear vision for the future, and it shows – with the club re-signing talented young trio Tyrone Roberts (2 years), Tyler Sullivan (3 years) and Adrian Davis (1 year), all on new deals.
â€œThis is further evidence of our commitment to our philosophy to hold onto our best young local talent,â€ CEO Matthew Gidley said.
â€œAll three players are a product of our highly professional junior representative system who we hope with further development can achieve their dreams of representing our Club at the NRL level.â€
Roberts, 20, who is playing in the NSW Cup for the most part – though has seen a spike in his first-grade game-time, in light of the injury to Kurt Gidley.
â€œTyrone stood out in NYC last year and impressed the coaching staff over the pre-season,â€ High Performance Unit Manager Keith Onslow said.
â€œHe is growing in confidence on and off the field and has the composure on the field beyond his years or experience.â€
Sullivan, 19, is also a Knights junior, with the lock playing in his third season of NYC.
â€œTyler is a mentally tough player, he is a good passer of the ball, competent defender and a tremendous kicker of the ball, both in general play and for goal,â€ Onslow added.
â€œHis contract is a great reward for a good young kid coming through the grades here at the Knights.â€
Davis, 22, has been around a little bit – having started his career at the Knights NYC, before moving to the Bulldogs, only to return to the Knights NYC side. He currently plays NSW Cup for the Knights.
â€œAdrian is a confident player on the field, he is not afraid to direct traffic and tell his teammates what to do,â€ Onslow said.
â€œHe has a good passing and kicking game and Adrian will make the most of his opportunity with the Knights.â€