Rising Panthers forward Liam Martin has re-signed with the Panthers until at least the end of the 2023 season.
The 23-year-old has enjoyed a strong 2020 season after making his debut for Penrith last year.
“I’m really grateful and excited to know I’ll be at Panthers for the next few years,” Martin said.
“When the opportunity came up to extend my deal, I didn’t have to think about it for very long.
“Penrith is my second home now and I want to be at this club for a long time.”
Hailing from Temora in the Riverina region of NSW, Martin first joined Panthers as a member of the club’s SG Ball squad in 2015.
He progressed through the grades, was part of the premiership-winning Panthers ISP side in 2017 and made his NRL debut in Bathurst last season.
Panthers General Manager Rugby League Matt Cameron said the club was delighted to reward Martin’s work ethic and dedication with a contract extension.
“Like so many players in our current NRL squad, Liam has come through our junior development system and impressed at every level,” Cameron said.
“He was given an opportunity in the starting side this season and there is no question he has taken that opportunity with both hands.
“We all look forward to watching him realise his full potential as he continues his journey in Panthers colours.”