If you have seen him play, you will know that he is a star of the future, and the Canberra Raiders see his potential, too – with talented half Anthony Milford agreeing to a contract extension until the end of the 2014 season.
Milford, who started the season in SG Ball as an 18-year old, finished the year playing with the Raiders NYC side, where he impressed not only those involved at his own club, but also those who saw him play for the Raiders side.
As an additional bonus, and a sign that the Raiders have him in their plans, Milford will have the chance to work and train alongside the halves in the top squad, including Terry Campese, Sam Williams, Josh McCrone and others.
With Milford hopeful of making an appearance in the NRL side in 2013, he is excited at the opportunity to train alongside the current Raiders ha
â€œIâ€™m really looking forward to training with the NRL boys over the pre-season and I canâ€™t wait to learn plenty of the senior players and the coaches,â€ Milford said.
“Itâ€™s every players dream to play in the NRL and if I work hard I hope I can get a chance at some stage. It was great to see guys like Jack Wighton and Edrick Lee play NRL last year, and it shows that you can get a chance here at the Raiders if you have the right attitude.â€
The Raiders are just as excited to retain the services of Milford, with CEO Don Furner hopeful that Milford can eventually progress to the NRL.
â€œAnthony is a very talented player who weâ€™ve been watching for quite some time now and this extension of his contract shows the faith we have in him rising to new challenges,â€ Furner said.
â€œThe next stage of his development is having a chance to train with the top squad and weâ€™re excited about his future with the club.â€