Local junior Josh King has been rewarded for his 2020 form, re-signing with the Newcastle Knights for the 2021 season.
King, who forced his way into the side mid-year and never looked back, was able to break his try-scoring duck in round 17.
King is pleased to have the chance to stay on at the Knights and says that 2020 was a good learning curve for him as a player.
“I am passionate about the region and the Club so I am over the moon to be staying on for another year,” King said.
“2020 was an important year in that I was able to earn my spot the hard way.
“I was really pleased to be able to play seven games and will be pushing hard to play more next season.”
Not one to rest on his laurels, King is determined to dig deep in pre-season and prove his worth in 2021.
“I’ve been working hard since the end of the season and cannot wait to get back into pre-season training,” King continued.
“I know I have a lot to offer and I thank Adam and everyone at the club for backing me to reach my full potential.”
Knights coach Adam O’Brien says King’s new deal is the reward for his resilience and hard work.
“Kingy’s work ethic and commitment to being the best he possibly can be is a testament to the person he is and means that he will get everything he deserves in football and in life,” O’Brien said.
“He is a great clubman with strong ties to his community.
“He’s as genuine as they come and he is deeply committed to doing his bit for the team and doing it to the very best of his ability.”