Jake Wardle happy to commit long-term future to Huddersfield

Jake Wardle says he is happy to commit his long-term future to Huddersfield, with the centre signing a contract extension until the end of 2023. 

The 21-year-old has scored eight tries in 27 appearances for Huddersfield since making his first-team debut in 2018.

Wardle said: “I am happy at the club and with the progress I have made over the past couple of years and that is the biggest reason why I have extended my contract.

“I’ve got a good relationship with the staff and their belief in me made it a much easier decision.

“My aims for the next few years are just to stay consistent and maintain my place in the team but for us as a squad, it’s to compete with the top teams and try to eventually win some silverware – and with the squad we’ve got and the culture we’ve built we believe we can.

“While it has been very mentally challenging being at home all day and not knowing when we’ll be back playing, the break has made me eager to get back into training and back playing every week and I’m sure everybody at the club feels the same.”

Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford said: “Jake is a smart kid who has a fantastic understanding of the game. He’s a quiet kid who doesn’t say a lot, but certainly makes a lot of sense when he does.

“He has shown great faith in the Giants and we look forward to repaying that faith in continuing to develop our squad into a force capable of competing for Betfred Super League titles.

“I think Jake has the potential to not only become a representative player, but actually dominate at that level.

“Physically, he’s developed immensely over the past two years, with that has come more consistent time on the field and in his performances.”

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