A character both on and off the field but one who makes it his own personal mission to play as well as he can, Kenny Edwards becomes the latest Parramatta Eel to re-commit to the club.
The back-rower has signed a new 3-year deal until the end of 2019, having impressed over the last few years at the club.
Known for his off-field antics – drawing such labels as #KennyCramps or the #KennyCuddle – whereby he lays down and pulls a cramp when the game is in the balance in the Eels favour, that character is why so many Eels fans are drawn to him.
Just as famous is the Kenny cuddle, when he comes up alongside an opposition player and gives them a jestful cuddle.
As for Kenny himself, he is pleased to have the contract sorted.
“It was in the mix for a while there and I’m happy to get it done,” said Edwards.
“I’m thankful the club has stuck by me and given me another three years.”
In what has been a turbulent year for the Eels off the field, there was no hesitation from Edwards when it came to re-signing.
“I love the place, I love the joint and we have a coach here that we’re all behind,” said Edwards.
“I had no hesitation in re-signing.”
In the latest of what is expected to be quite a few re-signings, Eels head coach Brad Arthur is pleased with how Kenny has bounced back after an ACL injury in 2015.
â€œAfter returning from an ACL injury, Kenny has been one of our most consistent performers in 2016 and I am pleased he has committed to the club for the long term,â€ Arthur said.
â€œItâ€™s a great outcome that more and more of our players are committing long term to the Club and I am sure our supporters will see the benefits of this in 2017 and beyond.”