Emerging onto the scene in 2020 and contracted for 2021, the Canterbury Bulldogs have moved quickly to re-sign Jake Averillo.
Averillo, a versatile young player, has extended his deal by two years until the end of 2023.
With spots up for grabs in 2021 under new coach Trent Barrett, the Bulldogs know that Averillo will go from strength-to-strength.
“Jake has shown during his first season at Belmore that he has the talent and versatility to be an excellent player for this club for a long time to come,” said club CEO Andrew Hill.
“His progression through the local junior competition and then through our lower grades is a great example of what we are trying to achieve as a development club.”
Hill also believes that Averillo will form a crucial part of the side as he works under Barrett at the club.
“We think that he will benefit enormously from working under Trent Barrett,” Hill continued.
“We believe that with recent signings we are creating the opportunity for a new beginning here at Belmore leading into next season and Jake will be a major part of that.”