Retaining local talent is imperative for any team and the St George Illawarra Dragons have continued their strong junior retention drive, with two more players re-signing.
That duo is utility back Izaac Thompson – re-signed until until the end of 2017 – and Jack Kavanagh, who has re-signed until the end of 2016.
Both are graduates of the club’s high performance unit program and the club are pleased that Thompson has come along as a player.
â€œIt is welcoming news to announce the re-signing of Izaac and Jack who are both graduates of the Clubâ€™s High Performance Unit programs,â€ said Dragons Recruitment Manager Ben Haran.
â€œIzaac has demonstrated physically some good attributes in the positions that he can play on the field.
â€œHe has had some hard luck this season having suffered several injuries but is looking forward to next yearâ€™s pre-season and reaching the next level in his game.”
As for Kavanagh, he has enjoyed a stellar season for the Dragons Holden Cup side and as a result, the club felt his form warranted a contract extension.
â€œJack came through our external High Performance Unit program that we hold in the Central West of New South Wales and was monitored for several years,” said Haran.
â€œHe has stepped-up to the challenges of playing in the Under 20â€™s this season and warrants the opportunity to continue his development at the Club.â€