London Broncos Rugby League is delighted to confirm Scottish international, Alex Walker has re-signed with the club for a further two years, seeing him remain a Bronco until at least 2019.
Only 21 years old, the talented fullback has been with the Broncos for seven years, having progressed through London’s scholarship and academy systems, but has particularly impressed throughout the 2017 season.
Harlow born Walker made his first team debut as far back as 2014 in a Super League fixture against Bradford Bulls, and has gone on to make a further 29 appearances in London colours. A standout performer so far in 2017, Walker has certainly made a name for himself as a safe pair of hands under a high ball.
London is home for Walker, who is steadfast in his aim of achieving the club’s goal of promotion back to Super League.
“It was an easy decision for me, I always wanted to stay here,” commented Walker.
“It’s been a really good year for me personally, and for the team, so I’d like to continue with that, and see if we can get into Super League for the next two years.
“Hendo has put a lot of trust in me this year, so I’m really happy to have the chance to return that over the next two years.
“Mark Ioane and Rhys Williams have resigned just before me, and they’re two massive signings. They’ve been brilliant for us for the last few years, and keeping players of their calibre, and keeping the team together can only help drive us towards promotion. This group of boys is doing so well together.
“Super League is a better place with London in it. Super League needs London, as much as we need Super League – there are so many talented players down here (you only have to look at the likes of Mike McMeeken, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Dan Sarginson) who deserve to play at the top level for their city.”
Head coach, Andrew Henderson, was thrilled to have secured another signature of a key performer in his squad, following on in the footsteps of Mark Ioane and Rhys Williams.
“It’s a positive statement for the London Broncos that we’ve got a player like Alex who has been developed by ourselves, and is now starting to establish himself as a regular first team player.
“It’s very pleasing, and we’re looking forward to Alex continuing his development in the next couple of years, and hopefully he’ll continue to get better and better, and become our established number one in the future.
“One thing I wanted to try and build here was to make it a club that people were proud to play for, and we’ve created an environment now that is hard working and honest, but it’s also an enjoyable place to be, and that’s why the likes of Walker, Ioane, and Williams will all commit their futures to this club.
“We’ve got really good people here within the squad and the staff, and it’s a really good place to play your rugby league. That’s a reflection of the players wanting to commit their futures to the club.
“I’m really pleased that we’ve managed to re-sign Alex, and hopefully we’ll continue to re-sign a few more. We’re creating a good team and a good environment here.”