A fan favourite, a local junior, and an in-form centre. What more could you ask for as a South Sydney Rabbitohs fan? The cheering is on as Campbell Graham signs a new long-term deal.
Graham, who grew up playing footy in the Coogee region, has signed a new long-term deal with the club that he has always called home until the end of 2027.
Since debuting in 2017, Graham has played in 125 NRL matches and will undoubtedly add many more. For Graham, Souths is home and he never contemplated leaving.
“I’m very excited to know that my future for the next four years is going to be here at Souths,” said Graham.
“This club really is my home and I’ve always felt that way.
“I love this club, I love everybody involved with this club, I feel so at home here, so it wasn’t a hard decision for me to stay here and work towards winning some Premierships here over the next few years.
“I’m very grateful to the Club for putting their faith in me and wanting to have me here at the club.”
Graham, already in good form, wants to continue to pay the Rabbitohs faithful back and called their members the best in the league.
I’m looking to pay them back with my performances for the rest of this season and the next few years as well,” continued Graham.
“Over the last few seasons I’ve built some great relationships amongst the players and coaching staff.
“We’ve had a group of young lads coming through and I can’t wait to see all of the new talent coming through to join some of the tried-and-true performers we have in our squad.
“Our Members have also shown me so much support. I get so much love from the Members and fans.
“The support is so good, I feel so loved at this Club, and we have the best Members in the game. I’m so grateful that I will get to hear them cheer me on for the next four years.”
Mark Ellison, the Rabbitohs Head of Football had nothing but praise for Graham and knows that higher honours and accolades are not too far away.
“Campbell has proven himself to be one of the leading centres in the game,” said Ellison.
“He has risen through the grades at South Sydney to play first grade at just 18 years of age, and since that day at the SCG he hasn’t looked back.
“He has represented his Country and was unlucky not to represent his State this year, but we know he will get the opportunity to represent New South Wales in the years to come because of the quality of player and team mate that he is.
“He is a South Sydney man through-and-through and we want to achieve our Club’s goals with him and his family playing a key role in that success.
“We all love working with ‘Stretch’ and we look forward to continuing that work with him over the seasons to come.”