A teenager attracting sporting attention can always go one of two ways.
For some, they thrive in the new limelight whilst others feel overawed by the occasion.
For new Warrington Wolves signing back in 2019, Danny Walker, the teenage limelight was initially not conducive with his off-field status.
By his own admission, the hooker had to sort a few things out off the field first before he could settle properly into a role at Warrington, despite bursting onto the scene in incredible fashion for his first club Widnes Vikings.
That meant that it took Walker almost two years until he was entrusted by former Wolves boss Steve Price until he was given the chance that he had craved for so long.
“My first 18 months were a bit slow,” Walker admitted to Serious About Rugby League.
“But I feel like in the past year and half it’s been pretty good which has been down to me sorting a few things off the field.”
The 22-year-old revealed that he has now learnt from his past mistakes as he looks forward to his future in rugby league.
“I just feel like I wasn’t being as professional as what I should have been.”
I was a young lad that had just signed for his hometown club and I was enjoying a few other things that I shouldn’t have been doing if I wanted to be a professional.
“I’ve learnt from that and I can’t wait for the new era at Warrington.”