Written by Rod Cross
The Cronulla Sharks have bolstered their halves depth by signing Braydon Trindall to a two-year contract extension.
Already under contract for 2023, the new deal will see him remain at the Sharks until at least the end of the 2025 season.
Trindall made his NRL debut in 2020 and has played 33 matches over the past two seasons, proving to be a quality half or five-eighth at the NRL level.
The 23-year-old was a member of the premiership winning Jersey Flegg team of 2018, as well as the halfback for the Newtown Jets in their dual state and national championship season of 2019.
“I’m very happy to be extending with the club for a further two seasons,” Trindall said. “I’m excited to keep learning and developing my game under Fitzy and the coaching staff.
“We are definitely heading in the right direction and I can’t wait to keep building as a club over the next few years.”
In announcing the contract extension, Sharks coach Craig Fitzgibbon while pleased with what Trindall had delivered so far at the NRL level, saw plenty of improvement and upside in his young half for the seasons ahead.
“We are pleased Braydon has chosen to stay and further develop his career with the Sharks,” the coach began. “His development in our squad has been steadily improving and we are very excited to see this continue.
“His team first attitude and cohesion with teammates he has spent a number of years with, is a crucial element moving forward,” Fitzgibbon said.
Originally from Wee Waa in northern NSW, he moved to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast to further his rugby league ambitions, representing Queensland in age group competitions before making the move south, his NRL journey originally taking him to Canberra, before moving to the Sharks in 2018 as an 18-year-old.