The St George Illawarra Dragons have announced the re-signing of National Youth Competition team and former Australian Schoolboy representative Hame Sele until at least the end of 2018.

The local Kingsgrove Colts junior, who can play throughout the forward-pack, is a former graduate of the Club’s High Performance Unit (2009) who was invited to train alongside the first-grade squad during the 2016 pre-season.

Sele, 19, has this season featured for the Illawarra Cutters in the NSW Cup and has previously been selected into the respective NSW U18 (2014) and NSW U20 (2015) teams.

“I am really happy to have been able to re-sign with the Dragons and continue my development here under the guidance of Head Coach Paul McGregor,” said Sele.

“I have played all my lower-grade football here to date and my goal now is to someday play first-grade representing the team I have supported since a boy.”