Bursting onto the scene in 2021 with six tries from five games, young St George Illawarra Dragons utility back certainly made an impression.

That late-season form has seen him granted with a new deal at the club and a promotion to the club’s top 30.

Sloan’s new deal will run until the end of 2024 and the Dapto junior is excited to stay on at the club for a few more years.

“Re-signing is a proud moment in my career,” Sloan said.

“It’s good news for the club that there’s a few of us staying put and remaining with our friends and family. None of us wanted to leave. This is our home.”

Sloan is one four players to have played in the 2019 Illawarra Steelers SG Ball championship win alongside Jayden Sullivan and the Feagai brothers, Max and Matt.

“It’s exciting being in the first grade squad having come through the juniors together,” Sloan continued.

“It’s a cool moment for all of us.

“We’re all proud to wear the Red V jersey and we’re keen to take it back to where it needs to be, playing finals footy.”

St George Illawarra Dragons utility back Tyrell Sloan

Sloan admits that he was thrown in the deep end last year but knows the only way is up and he intends to make the most of his opportunities.

“I was put in the deep end last year, but it was an opportunity I was more than happy to take,” Sloan said.

“My debut was the best moment of my life and to get four more games afterwards was very pleasing.”

Sloan’s rise through the ranks has impressed many at the Dragons and General Manager of Football Ben Haran believes that will only continue.

“Last season was an important one for Tyrell’s growth as a player,” Haran said.

“His progression through the grades was crucial as was his opportunity to cut his teeth in first grade in the latter rounds of the year.

“Off the back of another big pre-season, 2022 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Tyrell.

“We are looking forward to seeing him develop further over the coming seasons.”

By ricky

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