In line to continue his NRL career in 2015, the Canberra Raiders young outside back Jeremy Hawkins has committed his future to the club by re-signing for a further two years.
Hawkins, who is a talented player, was a part of three games at the back end of the 2014 season, all three culminating in wins.
Hawkins has made his way through the Raiders ranks and is excited to continue his career with the Raiders.
“Yeah, it’s good. I’m pleased to stay with the club,” said Hawkins.
“I live with a couple like Jack Ahearn, Jeff Lynch and Mitch Cornishh and have been playing with them since SG Ball, so it’s good to have them around.”
Hawkins is keen to build upon the first-grade appearances from 2014 and make sure he stays injury free.
“The goal this year is to just build on this year and come out of the trials injury-free,” said Hawkins.
“Had a game last week against the Melbourne Storm and had a good hit-out there, so hopefully I get picked for the Knights trial, play hard and hopefully get a spot in the Rd 1 team.”
For the talented outside back, staying with the Raiders was always at the forefront of his mind.
“I always wanted to stay with the Raiders,” said Hawkins.
“I’ve always wanted to be a one-club guy and the Raiders gave me an opportunity, so I feel like I owe it to them.”
Having coach Ricky Stuart on board has helped Hawkins, who has learnt valuable footy lessons from the former Raider himself.
“This is my 2nd year with Ricky and he’s taught me a lot, and already told me that I’ve improved a lot,” said Hawkins.
“I can feel that I’m lot more confident under the high ball and all those little things.”