Salford have announced that Brodie Croft has signed a historic new long-term contract with Salford Red Devils, keeping him at the Club until 2030.
By keeping hold of one of the competitions finest and most sought after players, the Red Devils have shown their intention to build on the incredible progress made by the team in 2022 and aim even higher in 2023.
The Australian halfback joined the Club in August 2021 and has gone from strength to strength under the tutelage of Paul Rowley.
Across 2022, Croft produced stunning performance after stunning performance to climb the Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel charts. A particularly strong ending to the season propelled Salford into a playoff position and secured the coveted award ahead of Wigan Warriors’ Jai Field and St Helens’ Jack Welsby.
That was just one of countless individual honours the 25-year-old amassed in his debut campaign.
He was presented with the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe Medal before our playoff eliminator against Huddersfield Giants – an award held in high esteem across the rugby league community.
At the Club’s annual awards evening, Croft’s incredible efforts were recognised by picking up the Coaches Player, the Players’ Player and the Supporters Player of the Year.
His 32 try contributions across the year also earned him a spot in the Betfred Super League Dream Team alongside Red Devils teammates, Ken Sio and Tim Lafai.
On signing his long-term deal, Croft said: “I’m delighted to extend my time at Salford.
“This group of boys is something special and along with the coaching staff through to the performance staff and office staff, I’m excited at what the future holds for the club!
“The playing group, staff and myself are delighted that Brodie shares our vision and ambition for success and we get the chance to continue to work together going forward.”
A move that will either sure up Salford’s future success or ensure the club gets a big transfer fee for his services opposed to the less than £200,000 offer St George Illawarra Dragons reportedly made for him.
However, according to The Mole of Wide World of Sports there is a release clause at the end of every year within the eight year contract and he fully expects interest at the end of 2023.