Fresh off the back of a solid performance in the Manly Sea Eagles win, the club has rewarded utility back Brad Parker with a new two-year deal.
Parker, who is still eligible for the U20’s competition – the Holden Cup – has shown his promise and willingness to perform and despite an early injury setback, he impressed coach Trent Barrett with his attitude towards recovery.
Barrett praised his form in the Roosters match and believes that Parker can hold down a spot long-term.
“Brad took his opportunity well against the Roosters after being 18th man for several weeks,” said the Manly coach.
“He can handle centre and wing without any problems and his team mates have confidence in him.There is no doubt he is set for a long career at Manly where he has come through the junior representative teams into grade,”
There is no doubt he is set for a long career at Manly where he has come through the junior representative teams into first grade.”
It was an easy decision for Parker, who is just excited to sign his first senior contract with a club that he & his family grew up supporting.
“I loved cheering on the Sea Eagles with my family and friends as a kid,” said Parker.
“Jamie Lyon was my hero and to be able to train and play in a few games with him last year was awesome.
I’m stoked to be given an opportunity at such a great club.”