Johnstone extends contract at Wakefield Wildcats

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats winger Tom Johnstone has committed his future to the club by signing a new three-year contract.

The 19-year old signed his first full-time deal with the club last June and has opted to extend his stay at Belle Vue further, meaning he is now contracted until the end of 2018.

The former Stanningley junior has had a whirlwind couple of years since first being scouted for the Wildcats Academy. He was thrust in to the limelight in the 2013 Boxing Day friendly against Leeds Rhinos and impressed, which gave him confidence going in to the Under 19s season.

A string of top performances in Stu Dickens’ team lead to the winger earning the ‘Players Player of the year’ award, as well as signing a full-time deal for 2015.

Since then, he hasn’t looked back, featuring in all of Trinity’s pre-season friendlies prior to this campaign and currently knocking on James Webster’s door for selection.

The flying winger is currently gaining quality first grade experience, on dual registration with Featherstone Rovers. He has featured in the last two matches for Andy Hay’s team against Halifax and Leigh Centurions, respectively.

Johnstone joins Jordan Crowther and Max Jowitt in signing long-term deals and head coach, James Webster, believes he has a promising future in the Wakefield first team.

“We are really excited about having Tom here for the next three years,” Webster said.

“He is extremely athletic and we look forward to helping him develop into a regular first-team player.”