Wakefield youngster Jordan Crowther has committed to the club for the next four years, after signing a contract until the end of 2017.
Crowther, 17, became the Wildcats second youngest forward of all time when he made his debut against Wigan last week, and head coach Richard Agar belives he has a big future.
“We think he’s a player of immense promise,” said Agar.
“Jordy showed last week that he’s fearless. He got hit hard a few times but he kept coming and he got through the line a couple of times and he’s a kid that, for such a young age, is absolutely fearless.
“What makes it a little bit nicer is that he’s a Wakefield fan. We’re getting a kid that was on the terraces and some of these blokes over the last two or three years have been his heroes and now he’s playing amongst them and doing a really good job of it.”
An England Youth international, Crowther is a product of the Westgate Wolves amateur club and he is thrilled to have secured his future with his hometown club.
“It’s the only club I’ve ever wanted to play for since I was young so to get a long contract is great,” said Crowther.
“It’s been a crazy year to go from playing amateur and one academy game, straight to playing against the champions. It’s just crazy how time goes by.
“It’s a dream come true job – it’s what I used to do as a hobby after school and now I’m getting paid to keep fit and do something I love.”