Raiders back-rower signs new deal

Jarrad Kennedy

Last year, he became a mainstay of the Canberra Raiders back-row and that has continued into the 2015 season, with Jarrad Kennedy re-signing at the club.

The new deal will see Kennedy stay with the club until the end of 2017 and having come through the ranks as a junior, Kennedy is happy to stay at the Raiders.

“I’m very excited to re-sign with the club for a further two years,” Kennedy said.

“I see the Raiders as not just a football club but as a part of my family now. Canberra is my home and I’m over the moon to be here for another two years, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

“I’ve come up through the juniors here and I feel right at home. It’s great to see that a lot of the players that I played with in the juniors are still playing with me now and it feels like they’re my brothers now.

A versatile player, Kennedy is open to playing wherever coach Ricky Stuart wants him to.

“Second row is my preferred position but after Ricky tried me out in the centres it’s definitely something that I can put on my resume. I love being a forward but I’m happy to help the team out in the centres if need be,” said Kennedy.

Just as keen to see him stay is Raiders CEO Don Furner, who knows how important it is to retain your local products.

“Jarrad is a very hardworking and dedicated member of our squad who has proven his commitment and application to becoming a regular member of our NRL team,” Furner said.

“Jarrad is yet another product of our fantastic junior development system and we are thrilled to see him taking the next steps in his NRL career at our club.

“Its players like Jarrad who will continue to make us lobby the NRL for urgent salary cap concessions on the development of players by our club.”

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