The Canberra region has produced many quality players over the years and often, they have re-signed the ones destined for big things.
That trend has continued, with the Canberra Raiders re-signing talented player, Mitch Barnett. The new deal will see him remain at the Green Machine for a further two seasons.
Impressing at Mounties so far in 2015, the 20-year old was the club’s NYC Players Player of the Year in 2014, and is destined for a stint in first-grade in the near future.
On and off the field, Barnett has matured as a player and a person and is grateful for the chances awarded to him by the club. As a result, it made the decision to re-sign easier.
â€œThe clubs been good to me and one of the big reasons I decided to stay,â€ Barnett said.
â€œThey showed faith in me so I thought Iâ€™d show some back in them by re-signing and hopefully I can keep playing good footy and take the next step in my career.â€
With a positive vibe among all Canberra teams this season, Barnett wants to work hard as he hopes to advance his career further.
â€œItâ€™s a great bunch of blokes in our NRL squad. Weâ€™re working really hard together and weâ€™re building a good culture which I want to be a part of and thatâ€™s why I chose to stay,â€ he said.
â€œIâ€™m just looking to keep contributing to the Mounties each week and if a debut comes thatâ€™s great but Iâ€™m certainly not expecting to have it handed to me I know I have to keep working hard.â€