Newcastle juniors Kade Snowden and Jake Mamo have both agreed to two-year contract extensions, keeping them at the Newcastle Knights until at least the end of season 2017.
For 28-year-old Snowden, he hopes it means playing out his career in red and blue, while for 20-year-old Mamo, he hopes it is his opportunity to play regular NRL football.
“I am a Newcastle junior and I have grown up here,” Snowden explains.
“Newcastle is a great place to live and a great team to play for.”
Snowden joined the Knights in 2002 as a 15-year-old, made his NRL debut in 2005, left the Club in 2008 and played four years at the Cronulla Sharks before returning home in 2012 on a four-year contract.
“I never wanted to go anywhere else, so I am happy to be staying here,” the prop added.
“It is a massive honour to get another two years. It could see me out and I would be very happy to finish my career here.”
Like Snowden, Mamo has progressed through the Knights system. The young speedster made his NRL debut in 2014 while eligible to play Under 20s and has played 7 NRL matches to date.
“I am very pleased to have re-signed another two years with the Knights,” Mamo said.