Siejka links up with former Penrith coach at the Warriors

Harry Siejka

Moving clubs is never easy, but when you have someone that you are well acquainted with at the club you are set to move to, the process is easier – as Penrith Panthers half Harry Siejka signs a 2-year deal with the New Zealand Warriors.

Siejka, who has four NRL games to his name so far, is a junior from Bathurst, a two-time Australian Schoolboys representative and is looking forward to the opportunity to link up with someone he knows well, in Matthew Elliott.

“I’ve had a lot to do with (head coach) Matt (Elliott) and couldn’t be more excited about having the opportunity to join him at the Vodafone Warriors,” said Siejka.

“This club has so much going for it in terms of the playing roster and the coaching staff Matt has put together. It’s going to be great being involved here.

“While I’ve played a lot of NYC football, I’ve had only a few games at first-grade level and coming here is about having the chance of playing a lot more. This is a new challenge for me and I’m desperate to make the most of it.”

Elliott is also looking forward to working with Siejka again, describing the young half as a player with a plethora of potential, and can see him pushing for a spot.

“I saw Harry coming through the system, being signed in 2008 and then making his mark in the NYC,” he said.

“He has always been a player with heaps of ability, exactly what we need to add depth in our halves. He’s going to be a valuable member of our squad and he’s certainly in the right place to play his best footy.”