One of the game’s most exciting young hookers, 21-year-old Harry Grant, has extended his NRL contract with Melbourne Storm until the end of the 2022 season.
Elevated to Storm’s full-time NRL squad for the first time in June, Grant has impressed Melbourne’s coaching staff with his continued development and excellent form with feeder club Sunshine Coast Falcons in the Intrust Super Cup.
A junior with the Yeppoon Seagulls, Grant represented Queensland as a schoolboy and at under-18s and under-20s level.
After moving to Melbourne, he was captain of the Thunderbolts in the 2017 NYC season and was named the RLPA NYC Player of the Year as well as Storm NYC Player of the Year.
The hooker’s NRL debut for Melbourne came against Manly in round 11 of the following season.
Grant has played 41 ISC games for the Falcons, including 22 this season as they claimed the minor premiership.
At Storm’s end-of-season awards in October, Grant was named the Feeder Club Player of the Year.
“I feel this is the place to be for my football at this stage so I’m happy to stay and see where it takes me,” Grant said.
“I love the culture of this club and people within the organisation and I’m glad my contract negotiations are settled for a few years now.
“I can focus on having a good pre-season which will hopefully lead to more game time in 2020.
“There’s still plenty in my game that I want to improve but I’m lucky that I have some great coaches and players who I can tap into.
“Like the rest of the boys, even though it’s only November I can’t wait for the new season to get underway.”