Logan City youngster signs with the Bulldogs

Guy Hamilton

Recruiting players can take you anywhere and for the Canterbury Bulldogs, their newest player has come from an area that is deemed as Brisbane’s heartland – Logan City.

The player in question – Guy Hamilton- is a highly-rated youngster who is rated by current Queensland Chairman of Selectors, Des Morris.

Signing a 2-year deal with the Dogs is one that has the youngster happy and he is keen to make the most of the opportunity.

“I’m just really overwhelmed because it is something I have worked pretty hard for and I’m really happy,” Hamilton said.

“It is a massive and successful club and these opportunities don’t come around much so you have to take them when they come.”

Having been a part of the Broncos system ages 14 and 15, it was strong performances in the Intrust Super Cup for the Easts Tigers that caught the eye of Bulldogs scouts.

“It was probably one of the most important games I have ever played in,” Hamilton said.

“I grew up watching those players and to be in the position to play against them was massive.”

The young halfback is a player that has the potential to go places and he was quick to thank Easts Tiers coach Craig Ingebrigtsen for helping him to believe in himself as a player.

“Trigger (Ingebrigtsen) has made me feel really confident and gave me the self-belief to back myself,” Hamilton said.

“He and the whole coaching staff have taught me so much and I wouldn’t be in the position I am without them.”

The Easts Tigers coach can see the raw ability in Hamilton and knows he has the potential to go far in the NRL.

“He is a wonderful young man with the football world at his feet,” Ingebrigtsen said.

“He is an outstanding athlete with great footwork and a good kicking game. He is very smart and years ahead of his time.

“There are a lot of robots playing the game at the moment but he plays what he sees and that’s a good quality to have.”

Des Morris, QLD Chairman of Selectors said:

“He is a great natural footballer and reads the game well,” Morris said.

“He has got some skills and the Storm were impressed with him. He certainly has the potential and you never know where that can lead to.”

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