Sharks pen new deal with hot prospect Valentine Holmes

EXCITING Cronulla newcomer Valentine Holmes, with j

ust one NRL match under his name, has prolonged his contract 

with the Sharks till the end of the 2017 

season.

The 19-year-old Holmes, with the ability to play fullback or wing, shows great potential in his NRL debut last weekend, having a hand in both Sharks’ tries during the 32-12 loss to Parramatta.

Added to the team at late notice when Sosaia Feki was ruled out on the last training session, Holmes’ running match was a feature and, with the season-ending injury to Jacob Gagan, he has once more been chosen within the top-flight squad for Sunday’s away match against the Warriors.

Valentine Homes plays for  the Under-20 State of Origin games from Queensland.

Valentine Homes plays for the Under-20 State of Origin games from Queensland.

Already contracted for the coming season, Holmes has prolonged his dedication to the Sharks for an additional two years.

Coach James Shepherd, liable for recruiting Holmes to the Sharks before coaching him at NYC level last year, sees an prosperous future ahead.

“Valentine has great potential and has been rewarded for his good performances with this new contract,” Shepherd stated.

“He has loads of talent and, if he takes this chance and works hard, there is no question he can turn out to be a top quality first-grade player for many years to come.”

Valentine Homes signs an additional 2 year deal with The Sharks

Valentine Homes signs an additional 2 year deal with The Sharks

After signing his new contract on Wednesday, Holmes stated he was thrilled to have secured the brand new deal.

“I’m enthusiastic about this opportunity,” Holmes stated.

“I’m looking ahead to working hard and perform my best in the enxt three years right here at the Sharks.”

Originally from Townsville, Holmes joined the Sharks in 2013 and, after taking part in for the under-18 SG Ball side, was promoted into the under-20s Holden Cup squad later in the year.

He went on to be placed among the standout performers for Cronulla’s under-20s throughout 2013 and has been in similar form this year. Additionally in 2013, Holmes represented Queensland under-18s and was a member of the Queensland under-20s State of Origin side who participated NSW in May.

 

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