SAINTS have secured the services of two products of its successful Academy system.
Anthony Walker and Jordan Hand have both made their debuts this season.
And the Club has rewarded them with new contracts; Walker agreeing a two-year deal and Hand a year’s extension.
Nathan Brown, Saints Head Coach, said: “Both are young home-grown players who have come through the system.
“Anthony has played regularly, come into the team and done well. We’re pleased with how he has adapted to the consistency of first grade rugby league – not that he didn’t have the talent in the first place.
“Jordan has also made one appearance this season and as the months and years progress he will get better. He is a tough kid.”
He continued: “They are natural players, not manufactured, and have come through a good system. They have had a good education from a young age and understand the game very well.
“As long as they train very hard in the years down the track they should develop into good long-term players for the club. Now they have to work really hard and keep their feet on the ground.”
Anthony Walker, 21, is a forward who has come through the Academy to feature five times for Saints so far in 2013.
He is a strong running prop who is capable of playing loose forward.
His ‘pack’ teammate Jordan Hand is a 19-year-old no nonsense forward who signed from Bold Miners.
Walker is now contracted until 2015 with Hand until the end of season 2014.