With his contract expiring at the end of this season, Bulldogs winger Steve Turner has made the decision to extend his contract with the Canterbury club until the end of the 2012 season.

Turner, who joined the Bulldogs from the Melbourne Storm in 2010, played in all of the Bulldogs games bar 3, and he crossed the line 8 times.

“I’ve felt at home here at the Bulldogs since joining the Club and it was a pretty simple decision to extend my stay,” Turner said.

“I’m very optimistic that the team the Club has assembled this season has the ability to go a long way and I’m excited to be a part of that.”

The 26-year old Turner has 126 NRL games to his name as he heads into the 2011 NRL season, having made his debut for the Penrith Panthers, before moving onto the Storm, and then the Bulldogs.

Turner has received the ultimate appraisals from the top officials at Bulldogs HQ, with coach Kevin Moore highlighting what a key role Turner plays in the side.

“Steve is the ultimate team man and he went very close to being our player of the year in 2010,” Bulldogs head coach Kevin Moore said.

“He’s just a great contributor in all aspects of his role as an NRL player and I’m delighted that he’s chosen to extend his stay at the Bulldogs.

“He is without doubt a quality footballer – you don’t play in four Grand Finals or at State of Origin level without being able to perform on the park.”

For Bulldogs CEO Todd Greenberg, he says that the signing of Turner is a boost as the Bulldogs head into the 2011 season.

“Steve is one of those players you love to have around a football Club,” Greenberg said.

“He’s an outstanding player who gives his all, and he’s a great supporter of our Community and Corporate programmes.

“He’s a Canterbury International ambassador in 2011 and is always first to put up his hand whenever there’s a Community appearance or media spot to do. His outlook is always positive and this shows in his approach to his football.”

By ricky

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