Where opportunity arises, players often leave with a chance to play more footy and for Adam Henry, he made a decision to leave the Sydney Roosters and has signed with English Super League side, the Bradford Bulls.
Henry, who did not play as much first-grade for the Roosters as he would have liked, is looking forward to playing for Bradford and looks forward to working with the current players and coach Francis Cummins.
â€œI just canâ€™t wait to get over,” said Henry.
“Itâ€™s been a bit of a frustrating time for me but my manager kept me informed and I wasnâ€™t unduly worried about the outcome.
“Itâ€™s a great opportunity for me to come over to the UK and join a famous club. My manager approached the Bulls and Francis Cummins spoke to Brian Smith who recommended me to him.
“Iâ€™m grateful to Brian and to Francis for giving me the opportunity and I canâ€™t wait to get started.â€
With England at times struggling to produce quality backs – according to Bradford Bulls coach Francis Cummins – the signing of Henry who is still only 22 is a crucial one for the club, with Cummins excited to see Henry make first-grade and showcase his talents.
â€œHe comes highly recommended by Brian Smith and that recommendation went a long way towards getting permission to sign him, despite him not playing enough NRL games with the Roosters last season to automatically qualify for a Visa,” said Cummins.
“As a game, we are not producing enough outside backs in this country and here we have acquired the services of a very talented footballer at a young age.
“He is hungry to succeed and his size, footwork and skills are all that you want in a player. He will be a great addition to the squad for next season and hopefully we will also see Sam Wood develop further within our system.
“He is another young player who we have high hopes for in the future in the outside backs.â€