A surprise bolter of sorts for the Brisbane Broncos, Kobe Hetherington has put his head down, worked hard and performed well, and it has paid off.
Already contracted for 2023, Hetherington will now stay with the Broncos until the end of 2025 after signing his extension.
Simon Scanlan, the Broncos Head of Recruitment and Academy said that the club are very pleased to keep Hetherington on board for the longer term.
We are very pleased to have Kobe continue his career with us at the Broncos,” Scanlan said.
“Kobe started with the club as a teenager coming through school and has proven himself to be a very valuable member of our NRL squad.”
“Kobe’s determination, work ethic and toughness are the qualities we admire in him as a player … and on top of that he is a quality young man who cares about the club.”
Hetherington, a 23-year old lock, admits that breaking into the NRL was difficult but is grateful to the Broncos and the extra job security he now has.
“I’m really happy to sign a new deal – I love being coached by Kev because he saw something in me that no-one else did,” Hetherington said.
“It was a struggle for me in the early days to break into the NRL, but Kev was the coach who gave me an opportunity and I wanted to repay the faith.
“It’s good to have that extra security. I was coming off-contract so to have another two years, it gives me that drive to keep bettering myself … the Broncos are a club I want to be with for a long time to come.”