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.
â€œIâ€™ve had a lot to do with (head coach) Matt (Elliott) and couldnâ€™t be more excited about having the opportunity to join him at the Vodafone Warriors,â€ said Siejka.
â€œThis club has so much going for it in terms of the playing roster and the coaching staff Matt has put together. Itâ€™s going to be great being involved here.
â€œWhile Iâ€™ve played a lot of NYC football, Iâ€™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 Iâ€™m desperate to make the most of it.â€
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.
â€œI saw Harry coming through the system, being signed in 2008 and then making his mark in the NYC,â€ he said.
â€œHe has always been a player with heaps of ability, exactly what we need to add depth in our halves. Heâ€™s going to be a valuable member of our squad and heâ€™s certainly in the right place to play his best footy.â€