Raiders young gun re-signs at the club

Mitch Barnett

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.

“The clubs been good to me and one of the big reasons I decided to stay,” Barnett said.

“They showed faith in me so I thought I’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.”

With a positive vibe among all Canberra teams this season, Barnett wants to work hard as he hopes to advance his career further.

“It’s a great bunch of blokes in our NRL squad. We’re working really hard together and we’re building a good culture which I want to be a part of and that’s why I chose to stay,” he said.

“I’m just looking to keep contributing to the Mounties each week and if a debut comes that’s great but I’m certainly not expecting to have it handed to me I know I have to keep working hard.”

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