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Wests Tigers have today confirmed that local junior Alex Seyfarth has signed a new playing contract with the club for the 2021 NRL season.

Seyfarth, who made his first-grade debut for the club last season, has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him in Wests Tigers colours until the end of the 2021 season.

A Dundas Shamrocks junior, Seyfarth progressed through the ranks at Wests Tigers en route to his NRL debut in 2020 — named the club’s Jersey Flegg Player of the Year in 2018 following his junior representative debut for New South Wales U/16’s in 2017.

Having featured prominently in the club’s reserve-grade side in 2019, Seyfarth made his NRL debut in the restart of the 2020 NRL season — coming off the bench to help Wests Tigers secure victory over the Cronulla Sharks. The 21-year-old would go on to play a total of four matches in his rookie season and will look to further add to that total in 2021.

Seyfarth said he was delighted to remain in Wests Tigers colours.

“I’m really happy to be able to re-sign with this club,” Seyfarth said. “I’ve grown up wanting to play for these colours and being able to make my debut for Wests Tigers was a dream come true.

“I learned a lot last year having made my debut and I’m really determined to get even better next year and consolidate a spot in the side every week.

Alex Seyfarth
Alex Seyfarth ©Wests Tigers

“Coach Michael Maguire and all the boys have been really supportive of me since coming into the top grade and I’m looking forward to another really strong season with Wests Tigers.”

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said it was extremely pleasing to see another local junior commit to the club and congratulated Alex on his new deal.

“On behalf of all at Wests Tigers, I’d like to congratulate Alex on extending his playing contract with the club,” Pascoe said.

“Wests Tigers is a proud club with a rich history of seeing local juniors develop through our pathways program and Alex is a great testament to that system. He has worked very hard on his game to get to where he is now and we’re looking forward to him adding a lot to our squad in the year ahead.”

Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire said he was looking forward to seeing Alex develop further in the 2021 season.

“I’m very pleased to see Alex re-sign with the club,” Maguire said.

“I was really pleased with how he applied himself to his training last year and look forward to seeing him progress further as a player in the year ahead.

“We’re really excited to see another local junior debut and re-sign with the club and Alex is a great example of the pathways our club has.”