Penrith utility signs new long-term deal

Isaah Yeo

A surprise packet in recent times for the Penrith Panthers, with good form comes good reward and Isaah Yeo has been rewarded with a new long-term deal by the club.

The deal, which will run until the end of the 2019 season, is just desserts for the Penrith utility, who has been a solid player for the club since making his debut.

With the club since he was just 17 years old, it has been like home to him and he is pleased to have the chance to stay.

“Penrith has been my home since I was 17 so to be able to continue to represent the club is something I’m very proud of,” Yeo said.

“I’d like to thank Anthony Griffin and Phil Gould for showing faith in me and allowing me to sign a new deal before the season has kicked off.

“I believe the future of this club is extremely bright so to be able to be involved with it and share it with some of my best mates is something I’m very excited about.”

Growing up in the country town of Dubbo, it was back in 2011 when Yeo joined the Panthers and after the Panthers were hit by injuries in 2013, Yeo stepped up to the plate and immediately impressed.

There was praise for Yeo from Penrith Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould, who has taken special interest in Yeo’s development since joining the club.

“It has been wonderful to watch Isaah’s development since he first joined our club years ago,” Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM said.

“He was a member of our 2013 premiership-winning NYC team and has now established himself as a mainstay in our NRL squad.

“I honestly believe Isaah will be a long-term NRL player with the Panthers and a representative talent in the future.”

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