WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats academy product Adam Slater has signed a new two-year contract with the club.
The 19-year old back-row forward has spent the past two seasons in the Wildcats academy sides and was named under-18s Academy Man of Steel in 2010.
A Normanton Knights amateur and son of former Trinity player Richard Slater, Adam was courted by clubs both in Super League and Australia before opting to stay with the club that he first signed for as a 16-year old.
Slater said: “Richard [Agar] had a talk to me and asked me to come down to training so I’m delighted.
“I’ve been playing in the reserves for a while and I’m glad I’ve got my opportunity.
“I just want to train as hard as I can, show Richard what I can do and make a few first team appearances, hopefully.”
Agar said: “I’ve seen things in Adam’s game that have shown me he has a good foundation to work from and there’s plenty to work with for him to build towards his goal of becoming a Super League player.
“He has got a terrific attitude, outstanding work ethic and with the right application he has the potential to develop well.
“He’s a local lad with strong ties to the club and it’s important that we ensure we develop these young players.”
The Wildcats have also confirmed that Jeremy Smith, Josh Veivers, Kevin Penny and Stuart Howarth have all been released.
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