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.
â€œIâ€™m just really overwhelmed because it is something I have worked pretty hard for and Iâ€™m really happy,â€ Hamilton said.
â€œIt is a massive and successful club and these opportunities donâ€™t come around much so you have to take them when they come.â€
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.
â€œIt was probably one of the most important games I have ever played in,â€ Hamilton said.
â€œI grew up watching those players and to be in the position to play against them was massive.â€
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.
â€œTrigger (Ingebrigtsen) has made me feel really confident and gave me the self-belief to back myself,â€ Hamilton said.
â€œHe and the whole coaching staff have taught me so much and I wouldnâ€™t be in the position I am without them.â€
The Easts Tigers coach can see the raw ability in Hamilton and knows he has the potential to go far in the NRL.
â€œHe is a wonderful young man with the football world at his feet,â€ Ingebrigtsen said.
â€œHe is an outstanding athlete with great footwork and a good kicking game. He is very smart and years ahead of his time.
â€œThere are a lot of robots playing the game at the moment but he plays what he sees and thatâ€™s a good quality to have.â€
Des Morris, QLD Chairman of Selectors said:
â€œHe is a great natural footballer and reads the game well,â€ Morris said.
â€œHe 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.â€