Retaining a local junior is always a good feeling for any rugby league club and for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, they have done just that, re-signing young gun Dylan Walker on a 3-year deal.
Walker, who has emerged as a promising player in the centres this year due to a string of injuries the club suffered in the back-line is rewarded for his good form, after making his debut back in Rd 10.
The local junior from the Mascot Jets is still only 18 and with the versatility he offers as a player and the continued chance of success, Bunnies coach Michael Maguire is pleased to have retained the youngster.
â€œDylan is a very exciting, young prospect and weâ€™re pleased to have secured his services for at least the next three years,â€ Coach Maguire said.
â€œHeâ€™s made his first grade debut at just 18 years of age and has shown he has what it takes to work hard and force his way into our backline.
â€œHe can play in a number of Cialis positions and at the moment he is doing very well in the centres for us.
â€œHis levels of professionalism for a player at such a young age are impressive, and itâ€™s one of the reasons why he will continue to move forward in his career.
â€œWeâ€™re happy heâ€™s decided that his future is with the Rabbitohs, and I look forward to helping him continue to improve his game over the long term.â€
Equally excited about staying with the club that he knows and loves is the man himself.
â€œIâ€™m really happy to have my contract sorted for the next few years and I can concentrate on playing my best football and maintaining a spot in the 17,â€ Walker said.
â€œIâ€™ve grown up in the South Sydney district, have always played in the South Sydney Juniorsâ€™ competition and have always dreamt of playing first grade for Souths.
â€œIâ€™m living that dream this year and hopefully I can go on to play more first grade and represent this Club on many more occasions.â€