One of the stalwarts of the Canberra Raiders pack, Brett White and the club have agreed to extend his stay, with the veteran staying on for the 2014 season at the club.
White, who is seen as a leader of the club and of the forward pack came to the club from the Melbourne Storm back in 2011 and has helped to shape and nurture the development of the younger brigade of players coming through.
White, who was at one stage concerned whether he would even have a footy club to play for, says he is pleased to stay with the club and thanked the Raiders staff for getting him into the shape he had to be in, in order to play for another year.
“This time last year, I was probably wondering whether I’d play football again,” said White.
“To stand here and sign a new 1-year deal, I’m really happy and very thankful to the strength and conditioners here at the Raiders and those guys have really got me going well back on the field, and my body’s feeling great.”
Coming off a recent long-term Casino Online injury earlier, with the chance to recuperate and be under the watchful eye of the Raiders conditioning staff, White feels like he has a couple more years left in him.
“After 12 months off, I feel like I can go around for a couple more years,” said White.
“I feel very fresh.”
Not only seen as a leader but a part of the leadership group as a vice-captain, White is excited to have the opportunity to remain in Canberra.
“I’ve really enjoyed living here in Canberra and I’ve enjoyed my time here and like I said, the big draw-card was the strength and conditioning,” said White.
“I want to get back to playing some good footy and it’s slowly getting there.”
The club are equally ecstatic to have kept the veteran prop on board, with Raiders CEO Don Furner highlighting White’s leadership skills as being important in particular.
“Brett is an experienced player who brings a lot to our club and we’re happy to have him sign on for another season,” Furner said.
“His leadership qualities are exceptional and he’s a very big part of our club.”