Bradford Bulls forward Chev Walker has become the latest star to agree a new deal with the club, penning a one-year deal to sign up for life in the Championship.
The 31-year-old has been at Odsal since the beginning of 2010, when he joined from Hull Kingston Rovers. And Walker – a dual-code star – becomes the thirteenth addition to James Lowes’ 2015 roster, with newcomers Dan Fleming, Jake Mullaney, Etu Uaisele, Dave Petersen and Mark Offerdahl already on board.
“My personal aim is to help steer the ship, while offering experience,” said Walker.
“For me, firstly, it is a matter of paying the club back for the faith showed in me to begin and, secondly, it is about helping Bradford back into Super League – where they belong.
“I have already declared how much I love the place and am looking forward to what should be an exciting journey.”
Walker suffered a hand injury during the Bulls’ July defeat to Huddersfield Giants and has been sidelined since. However, the one-time Bath rugby union talent is hoping to make a return to action before the end of the season.
“Before picking up his hand injury, last month, Chev had certainly found some form and was looking really good,” added Bradford head coach Lowes.“Chev is a very strong individual, who offers our team a huge amount, and it is great to have him secured for next season.
“He is vastly experienced and has performed at the top of the sport, in a number of different scenarios.“He will act as a real leader for us next year, guiding some of our younger recruits in what will be an exciting, yet challenging Championship campaign.”