Walker signs Hull KR contract extension

Adam Walker has signed a contract extension that will keep him with Hull KR until the end of 2017.
The 22-year-old joined the Robins last winter from the Huddersfield Giants on a three-year deal and became an instant favourite with Rovers’ supporters thanks to a string of impressive displays. One of the most consistent performers for the side during 2013, Walker made 27 appearances and was rewarded for that consistency as he picked up the Robins’ Young Player of the Year award, whilst also coming runner-up in the Players’ Player of the Year.
On the back of such an impressive debut campaign the club have moved quickly to tie him to an extra two years in east Hull and Walker is delighted that his future lies in a red and white shirt.
“I couldn’t be happier,” he said. “With me having two years left on my original deal I wasn’t even thinking about an extension really. My only focus has been to try and play well every week and keep improving.
“The club came to me about extending my contract and it was an easy decision for me to make as I’m loving it at Hull KR. We had a good season in 2013 and have made some impressive signings for next season so hopefully we can improve again.
“On a personal note it was also a good year for me as I came here to play week in, week out and have managed to do that. Picking up the Young Player of the Year award was a pleasant surprise as I wasn’t really expecting it. It was also great to finish as the runner-up in the Players’ Player as it’s your colleagues who vote for that. I’m not getting carried away though and know that I still have plenty to work on in my game.”
Meanwhile, Robins’ Head Coach Craig Sandercock is delighted that Walker will be part of his squad for the next four years.
“Adam has really improved this year and his game has gone from strength to strength,” he said. “He trains hard, listens, is willing to learn and has a great attitude. Adam will only get better in the years to come and it is exciting to know that he has committed to Hull KR for the next four seasons at least.”