From fullback to premiership-winning halfback and 2021 Player of the Year, Jahrome Hughes believes Storm provides the right environment for players to reach their full potential and succeed.
Since joining the Club in 2017, Hughes has made Melbourne home, playing 86 games and on the road to 100 later in the season.
“It feels really good.” Hughes shared upon inking a new deal.
“I'm happy and happy where I am, and I can't wait to be in Melbourne Storm for a couple more years longer.”
From fullback to premiership-winning halfback, Hughes believes Storm provides the right environment for players to reach their full potential and succeed.
“I think it's just everything. Everything about the club and the coaching staff for players, it's just run really well,” Hughes said.
I’ve got a lot of faith in the players coming through and the coaching staff coming through. It's sort of a no brainer to stay here.Jahrome Hughes
Coach Craig Bellamy praised Hughes’ development during his time with the Club, citing his transformation as a success story not only for the player, but for Storm.
“He's come a long way in the halfback position. We bought him as a fullback and he's done a great job there for us too, but...that halfback spot was available at the time, so he's made a great success of it,” Bellamy said.
“We're very lucky that he's decided to stay with us.
“He's one of our leaders. Obviously, in the position he plays, but also just his experience in that position and how consistent he’s being. He's a really important part of our leadership group.”