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Te Maire Martin secures future

Boom NYC star Te Maire Martin today secured his future by signing a 3 yer deal with the Penrith Panthers. Commenting on the signing Panthers GM Phil Gould said that Te Maire was a priority signing and was excited to have secured the talented youngster with the Panthers. "Te Maire's signing continues the Panthers focus and strategy around recruitment and we look forward to him coming in and getting started."

 

A Turangawaewae junior, Martin attended Keebra Park High School on the Gold Coast before joining the Tigers NYC side in 2014. In 2014 he represented the Jnr Kiwis and was named at 6 in the Holden NYC Team of the Year. In 2015 he has continued that form with selection again at the Jnr Kiwi level and has maintained his club focus for the Wests TIgers. Targetted by 8 NRL clubs, Martin finally decided that the pathway and education, coupled with the opportunity to remain in Sydney were the over riding factors when making his final decision.

 

“It feels great to have secured my future and I am already looking forward to training with my new teammates,” Martin said.

 

“My big dream is to play in the NRL and I know having the opportunity to learn from Jamie Soward and Peter Wallace will really help me get there. The Panthers are a great club with some exciting youngsters playing NRL now and I look forward to working hard to make that transition myself in the next couple of seasons."

 

"I want to say thankyou to the other clubs that showed interest and whilst the decision making process was difficult, I believe I have made the right decision. I also want to thank my managment group, Map Sports, for the detailed professional approach to the negotiations. They ensured it was as stress free as possible and gave good insight into the process and really assisted in ensuring we got to the right decision in the end."

 

Player Profile
Born:
 2/10/1995 (Tokoroa, NZ)
Junior Club: Turangawaewae
Position: Five-Eighth
Height: 181cm Weight: 85kg
Rep Honours: Junior Kiwis (2014-15)
NYC Stats: 40 games, 15 tries (2014-15)