Raiders youngster leaves nation’s capital and heads south to Melbourne

Jeremy Hawkins

He played a handful of games for the Canberra Raiders with some success but re-signings, solid players and a lack of opportunity meant that Jeremy Hawkins has to look elsewhere to continue his rugbu league adventure.

Elsewhere in this instance, is the Melbourne Storm, with the youngster signing a 2-year deal with the club from 2016.

Starting his league career at 14 and playing for New Zealand at 15, Hawkins is no stranger to the Storm system having come through their scholarship system.

In 2012, he moved to the Raiders Holden Cup side, with Hawkins’ aim being to cement a spot in the Storm side either at centre or wing.

The club are pleased to have him on board and believe his skill-set will benefit them during 2016.

“We are thrilled to have Jeremy join the Club, we have followed his progress for some time and it’s great to have him agree to terms with Storm,” said Storm Director of Football, Frank Ponissi.

“Having lost some players in the outside backs position, we’ve been on the look-out for a player that can bolster our stocks in that area and we believe Jeremy can have an immediate impact.

“Jeremy’s strength is his speed and powerful ball running ability and he will benefit enormously from spending time with and learning from the likes of the experienced Billy Slater and Will Chambers.”

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