Crowther pens 'dream' Wildcats deal
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have secured the future of teenage forward Jordan Crowther on a four-year contract.
The 17-year-old became the Wildcats' second youngest forward of all time when making his debut for the Yorkshire side as a replacement in the 46-24 defeat at Wigan Warriors last week.
He signed his first full-time deal in pre-season but his hometown club have wasted no time in tying down the promising youngster until the end of 2017.
"We think he's a player of immense promise," Wildcats head coach Richard Agar said.
"Jordy showed last week that he's fearless. He got hit hard a few times last week but he kept coming and he got through the line a couple of times and he's a kid that, for such a young age, is absolutely fearless."
England Youth international Crowther has risen quickly through the ranks and was delighted to commit himself to Wakefield.
"It's the only club I've ever wanted to play for since I was young so to get a long contract is great," Crowther said.
"It's a dream come true job - it's what I used to do as a hobby after school and now I'm getting paid to keep fit and do something I love."