Bondi United junior Tom Symonds has today agreed to an extended deal with the Sydney Roosters keeping him at the club until the end of 2014.
The new agreement comes at an exciting time for Symonds who has been handed his maiden representative jersey, selected on the bench for City for this Friday’s City v Country clash in Albury.
“This is a wonderful club and I’m really happy to be contracted here long term,” said Symonds.
“We have a great young team that’s been playing together for a while now, and I’m excited to extend my stay at the Roosters and continue to grow with this group of guys.”
2008’s Under 20s player of the year has progressed through the junior ranks from Bondi United, Harold Matthews, SG Ball and captained the Sydney Roosters NYC side before making his first grade debut in 2009.
His grandfather founded Bondi United, where Symonds played from the age of 5.
“We see Tom as integral to our future and he has the capabilities to progress to be a strong leader in our club,” said Sydney Roosters Head Coach Brian Smith.
“Apart from his great football talent, Tom is highly thought of by players, members and sponsors alike and we are very pleased to have him on board for three more years as we build to reach our full potential.”
Symonds joins fellow young players Mitchell Pearce, Jake Friend, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Martin Kennedy and Mitchell Aubusson on long-term contracts, falling in line with the Club’s commitment to developing its youth.