Turner signs one-year extension
Thursday July 12, 2012
Winger and media persona Steve Turner has extended his stay at the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, signing a one year contract extension this week which will ensure he remains at the Club until at least the end of the 2013 NRL season.
Turner joined the Club from the Melbourne Storm prior to the start of the 2010 season, after spending six years with the Storm from 2004 to 2009, which included playing in four grand finals and winning two.
With a career spanning 160 NRL games, including 53 in the blue and white, Steve was in scintillating form in the early part of this season, which earned him a recall to representative football where he bagged two tries in four minutes for the City team.
“It’s great that the club has shown faith in me and rewarded me with another year extension, said Turner. It is always reassuring to have my future tied up for another twelve months and I am really looking forward to getting back on the field come pre-season.”
Turner’s 2012 campaign was prematurely ended in the Bulldogs Round 8 game versus the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles when he ruptured his patella tendon. As part of his development, 27 year old Turner has taken up a key role in the club’s media department.
“The injury has given me an opportunity to rest my body for the back end of the year, these things happen but my focus is now on getting ready for the pre-season and I am really looking forward to getting back on the field next year.”
“I enjoy my time here at the club and the club has been wonderful to me, especially at the backend of this season.”
“Todd and the club have been great in endorsing me to do the off-field stuff; it opens my eyes up to what the club does and what the media do for us as players. I think the skills I am learning are a great tool and one I am going to be appreciative of when I do finish my football career”.
Over the course of his career Turner has crossed for 81 tries as well as kicking 74 goals, for a points tally of 472.
Bulldogs CEO Todd Greenberg says the retention of Turner is a boost for the club both on and off the field.
“Steve is one of those players you love to have around a football Club,” Greenberg said. “He’s an outstanding player who gives his all, and he’s a great supporter of our Media, Community and Corporate programmes.
“Steve has been a welcome addition to the business side of the club this season and he is doing a great job filling this role. But Steve’s passion remains on the field and we are thrilled to have retained Steve’s services for a further year and we are looking forward to seeing him back to his best.”
Born: October 10, 1984
Height: 177cm, Weight: 84kg
Junior Club: Cambridge Park-Cranebrook Panthers
Rep Honours: One game for NSW (2008); City team (2012)
Previous Clubs: Penrith Panthers (2002-03); Melbourne Storm (2004-09)
FG Debut: Penrith vs Melbourne, Olympic Park, 17/08/2002 (Round 23)
Club Debut : vs Newcastle, ANZ Stadium, 13/03/2010 (Round 1)
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