23 Jun 16
By Media Team
Posted in Team News

Kear signs for two more years

Further bolstering squad ranks in 2017, Elliot Kear has signed a two year contract extension which sees him remain with the club until at least 2018.

The Welsh Fullback joined the Broncos in April 2015, with previous experience in playing both codes – union with London Welsh, and rugby league with Super League sides Bradford Bulls and Crusaders, as well as for Championship side South Wales Scorpions.

The 27 year old made his Broncos debut in London’s 32-12 victory over Hunslet in May of last year, going on to make a further 21 appearances, scoring six tries, and kicking one goal, in 2015.

Kear’s 2016 season has also continued strongly, having played 16 games and scoring another six tries to date.

“I’m thrilled to be staying on with the club,” commented Kear.

“My time here so far has been great, and I couldn’t ask for a better group of teammates. Everybody wants to work hard for each other, and that’s a huge part of the success we’ve experienced this year.

“I’d had offers from other clubs and other levels, but I chose to turn them down because London is where I want to be playing. I’m incredibly happy playing under Hendo and Dave Hughes.

“You only have to look at where we are now as opposed to this same time last season to know that something really fantastic is happening at the Broncos.

“The boys want to do well for the playing group as a whole, not just for themselves as individuals. We’ve won the games we have on the back of hard work, dedication and teamwork, which is a fantastic environment to be in.

“Rugby league is definitely on the rise and growing in London, and I’m really happy that I can continue to play my part in that.”

Head coach, Andrew Henderson, was particularly pleased to secure the agile and fast-footed Welshman in his back line.

“Elliot’s a very versatile player, and has a vast amount of experience under his belt which is of importance to this team – he’s a Welsh international who has played at the highest level on the international stage, and at club level.

“We’ve all seen what he can bring to a game. He’s not only a reliable and safe pair of hands, but an exciting and talented playmaker, who has the ability to play a very fast and quick thinking game.

“He has improved his game immensely since joining us and is established as being one of the best fullbacks in this competition.

“I’m very much looking forward to seeing him compete at the next stage of our season and excited to see what he can achieve over the next two years with us here at the Broncos.”