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 lub’s impressive off-season recruitment drive under new coach Trent Barrett and Strategic Football Consultant Bob Fulton.
Walker commented that he is able and ready to fill the vacant five-eighth position 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 coup for the club.
“He is one of the brightest stars in the game – his teammates 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.
Catch the new recruit’s interview here.
Via Manly Sea Eagles media