Yesterday Salford Red Devils stunned the rugby league world by announcing that Brodie Croft had signed a huge contract all the way until 2030.
Unprecedented in Super League, Croft has explained the decision on Salford Red Devils TV:
“To be honest I didn’t want last year to end so coming into this year knowing I’ve got a future at the club, with the club believing in me and I believe in this club and what we’re capable of doing. That excites me a lot.
“A lot of the decision was based around my family, it gave me a lot of confidence knowing that my partner was happy with this decision. The weather is a bit of a turn off but I love the boys and the club and when the sun does come out in the summer there’s plenty of bright days and good footy to be played.
“The fans have been enormous, they’ve given me confidence out on the field. We thrive off the fans. I remember the first away game at Castleford last season, a huge turnout there, and the same for my last game against Huddersfield.
“Things are in really good shape at the moment going forward this year so hopefully we can do something similar.”
Croft also spoke about individual awards after winning the Man of Steel award in 2022: “You don’t play for those awards but it’s certainly nice to get recognition, but for me that’s the recognition for the belief that the coaches have put in me, the playing group I’m fortunate to be a part of and my family. For me those awards are a reflection of the environment that I’m fortunate to be a part of.”