The contract extension took a while but the Penrith Panthers have retained their man, with Liam Martin signing a contract extension until the end of the 2027 season.
Already contracted for 2024, Martin’s new deal is three years and continues his long association with the Panthers club.
Hailing from Temora, Martin joined the Panthers in 2015 and made his way through the club’s junior system right from SG Ball.
His NRL debut came in 2019 as the now 25-year-old has played in 95 NRL games and made appearances for both NSW and Australia.
Opportunity means everything and Martin said it was that chance given by the Panthers that made him want to repay them.
“I’m really excited to stay at the club that gave me my first opportunity,” Martin said.
“I think the culture we’re building at the club is something special and something I want to be a part of.”
Martin, a member of the Penrith’s two premierships, drew nothing bur praise by Panthers coach Ivan Cleary.
“Marto is a quality player. He’s come through this system and he loves the Panthers – you can see that by the way he plays,” Cleary said.
“He’s getting better each and every year. I think his work in the representative arenas have been really strong. He’s a really important player for us and it’s great to see him re-sign with the club.”