Storm announces more re-signings
continues to retain an impressive playing list, with hardworking forward Bryan Norrie and young gun Ben Hampton the latest players to commit to the club.by NRL
continues to retain an impressive playing list, with hardworking forward Bryan Norrie and young gun Ben Hampton the latest players to commit to the club.
Norrie has taken up the option in his contract for 2013, while Hampton has signed a two year extension.
The 28-year-old Norrie joined the club in 2010 and despite playing at a number of other clubs has made his biggest mark at Storm, cementing his spot as a starting front-rower and producing career best form. He has 118 first grade games to his name, 58 of which have been in the purple jersey. Norrie has been an integral part of the club's leadership group over the past two seasons.
Hampton, promoted to the full time NRL squad this year, has successfully come through Storm's development program after being recruited from Mareeba, North Queensland. The up-and-coming halfback has represented Queensland at U15, 16 and 18s level and this year captained the inaugural Queensland U20s State of Origin side.
Melbourne Storm GM Football Operations, Frank Ponissi, confirmed the re-signings of Norrie and Hampton.
"Retention has been a focus for the club and we are pleased to add Bryan and Ben to the list of our recent key re-signings," Ponissi said.
"Noz brings great value to the club off the field just as he does with his playing ability, which was an important part of why we wanted to retain him.
"Equally important, Ben has been earmarked as a future NRL player and his re-signing allows us to boost our stocks in the halves. The next two years allows the club to continue to develop him into a first grade player," Ponissi said.
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