Manly Warringah Sea Eagles are excited to announce the recruitment of Australian representative Dylan Walker to a four year contract.
The 21-year-old marquee signing continues the Club’s impressive off season recruitment drive under new Head Coach Trent Barrett and Strategic Football Consultant Bob Fulton.
Walker commented that he is able and ready to fill the vacant five-eighth positon in the star studded Sea Eagles backline if Barrett moves in that direction.
“I would love to play six alongside Daly Cherry-Evans and inside both Steve Matai and Jamie Lyon,’’ Walker said.
“Five-eighth was my favourite position coming through the juniors and if the coach wants me there I will jump at the opportunity.
“I’m excited to be at such a great Club – once I was moving from Souths, the Sea Eagles was my first and only priority.
“I’m delighted I am now a Sea Eagle.”
Manly Chairman Scott Penn applauded the football department’s continued drive and enthusiasm on building a powerful squad for 2016.
“Trent Barrett and Bob Fulton have worked tirelessly to attract quality players to our Club together with head management,’’ Penn said.
“Dylan Walker will be a favourite with our Members playing alongside and with some of the best players in the game.”
Coach Trent Barrett said Walker’s signing is a coupe for the Club.
“He is one of the brightest stars in the game – his team-mates can’t wait to play alongside him,’’ Barrett said.
Sea Eagles CEO Joe Kelly said Walker’s signing was a significant momentum boost for the Club.
“Dylan is a rare talent much sought after by a multitude of clubs. His decision to play in maroon and white is a salute to our history and where we are headed in the immediate future,’’ Kelly said.
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