Mike McMeeken has put pen to paper on a two-year extension to his contract that will keep him at Castleford until the end of the 2018 season.
The contract of the former London Broncos‘ player was due to finish at the end of 2016 season, however the club have been quick to tie the 21-year old down for a further two seasons after a successful first season at the club.
McMeeken made 20 appearances for the Tigers throughout 2015, which included 17 consecutive games at the back end of the season, scoring two tries.
“I’m delighted to have signed a new deal at this great club,” McMeeken told Castleford’s official website.
I’m really looking forward to the new season and playing in front of our awesome fans and pushing for silverware. I’m loving every minute here at Cas, this place is my home.”
Castleford coach Daryl Powell has also expressed his happiness to the club’s website that McMeeken is extending his stay.
“Mike proved last year that he is a player with great potential. His professionalism is outstanding as are the qualities in his game, that we feel will take him to the top of his profession,”
“I am delighted he has agreed to extend his contract for two further years to continue his growth as a player,” he said.
The praise for McMeeken didn’t end there, with Tigers’ CEO Steve Gill also speaking of his delighted that McMeeken will be extending his stay at the club.
“Mike’s progression over the last twelve months has been excellent, and we believe he has the potential to earn international honours in the near future. It’s great news for the club that he has pledged his future to the Castleford Tigers.”