Hull FC star Hadley gets new contract

Hull FC’s Dean Hadley has extended his stay with his home town club for a further two years, keeping him at the KC Stadium until the end of 2016.

Since making his first team debut for the club in 2013, the back rower has flourished under the management of Lee Radford this season, featuring 12 times for the Black and Whites already in the 2014 campaign.

Alongside captain Gareth Ellis in the second row, the 22-year old brings an industrious energy to the Airlie Birds pack, whilst adding an attacking threat as proven by his tally of three tries this season.

His debut try against Hull KR at the KC Lightstream Stadium in mid-April will have already earned the former Skirlaugh player a place in the hearts of Hull FC supporters, who can now look forward to watching him for many years at the KC Stadium.

Head coach Lee Radford is delighted to have been able to secure the services of Hadley, calling his performances this year “immense”.

He said, “What Dean brings to training and what he has brought this year on the field has been immense, and he has taken huge strides in his development which is why we were keen to offer him this extension.”

“When we offered him his first contract at the start of last season, we were taking a bit of a punt on him, but I believe he has proved to all of us that we were right in making that decision.

“His energy spreads through the whole squad, which is made even more impressive given the fact he doesn’t say much off the field.”

Radford added, “He gets on with his job and is very professional in all the work he puts into the side, whether that is in a match or on the training field. As one of the many local kids that we believe will have a big future in the game, I am extremely pleased to have been able to keep Dean at the club for an extended period.”

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