Wests Tigers are pleased to announce that halfback Jock Madden has signed a new, one-year contract extension with the club.
The new deal will see the 20-year-old remain in Wests Tigers colours until at least the end of the 2022 NRL season.
A former Australian Schoolboy and New South Wales junior representative, Madden joined Wests Tigers in 2019 on a two-year development contract — featuring strongly for the club’s Jersey Flegg and NSW Cup sides before moving into the NRL squad at the start of the 2021 campaign.
The Scone Thoroughbreds junior said he delighted to continue his time with Wests Tigers.
“I’m extremely grateful and excited to be part of this club moving forward,” Madden said.
“I’ve seen this club grow a lot since I’ve been here, and I feel like I’ve developed a lot as a player too. I’ve really enjoyed learning from the players here over the past two years and I’m looking forward to taking the next step in my career now at Wests Tigers.
“Everyone is really focused on achieving the same success here at Wests Tigers and I’m excited to play my part in helping bring that for our Members and fans.”
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe congratulated Madden on his new deal.
“On behalf of all at Wests Tigers, I’d like to congratulate Jock on his new deal and say how pleased we are to have him commit further to this club,” Pascoe said.
“I’ve seen Jock grow a lot since first joining Wests Tigers and I’m looking forward to watching him grow further in his time here as he continues to develop as an NRL player.
“In addition to his on-field commitment, Jock is a wonderful ambassador for the values of Wests Tigers and a fine young man away from the field, so it’s very pleasing to have him as part of this club moving forward into the 2021 season and beyond.”
Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire said Madden’s contract extension was a recognition of the professionalism and commitment demonstrated by the young halfback.
“I’m really pleased to see Jock re-sign with the club because I can see how hard he works to improve himself and the team every single day,” Maguire said.
“Jock is thoroughly professional in all that he does — both on and off the field — and I have no doubt that his dedication to the high standard he strives to achieve will see him continue to develop into a strong Wests Tigers player.”