Young players form a key part of any side moving forward and when they take their chance with both hands and perform well, that makes it even better – something that Huddersfield Giants centre Joe Wardle did.
As a result of his recent good form, the young centre has re-signed with the club until the end of 2017, in a sign that the club see him as a long-term player to build the side around.
Still just 21, the young centre is keen to continue learning the game and will look to always improve on his game as the years go by.
â€œI am pleased to have signed a new deal as it gives me and my family some security. The way the club has progressed over the past few years and the way it continues to progress with wanting to win things, itâ€™d be stupid to want to be anywhere else,” said Wardle.
â€œIâ€™m 21 years old and I still have a lot to learn. I learn a lot from playing alongside Brett, Leroy and Broughy and I am sure that my best years are ahead of me. I will continue to try my best and improve and hopefully I will continue to play because of that.
â€œWe are putting a good squad together now and if we can stay together, then we can continue pushing for titles. Hopefully we can continue winning and Online Casino then the silverware will follow.â€
Someone who has seen Wardle develop over the years as a player has been Giants coach Paul Anderson, who is pleased to have kept the youngster on board for the long-term.
â€œWe are pleased to recruit Joe on a long term deal at the Huddersfield Giants. Joe has matured as player since his arrival at the club and as he is only 21, I believe that his best years are still ahead of him,” said Anderson.
â€œJoe is an important member of the squad who consistently performs with high levels of intensity. Joe can hold his own in defence and yet prove to be a valuable attacking threat, and it is always nice to have those sorts of players within the squad.â€
With the possibility to become an exciting young prospect that catches the eye of the Super League, Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis believes Wardle has that ability.
“Joe had over a year to run on his current arrangement but was keen to obtain some long term security which we were very pleased to facilitate,” said Thewlis.
“He quickly established himself in the team upon his arrival and has gone from strength to strength and this extension is richly deserved. Clearly he has age on his side and hopefully even better seasons and form to look forward, to as he grows and matures as a professional player. “