Electric young half Ezra Mam has become the latest emerging talent developed by the Brisbane Broncos to commit to a contract extension with the club.
Teenager Mam, who had a breakout 2021 season in the Intrust Super Cup with Broncos affiliate Souths Logan Magpies, has signed a two-year extension to the end of the 2024 season.
He joins fellow teenage graduates of the Broncos’ Elite Player Development Program Selwyn Cobbo, TC Robati and Xavier Willison to have all extended with the club in recent months.
The speedy ball player will also join Cobbo and Robati as part of the Broncos’ NRL 30-man squad for the 2022 season.
Mam, who started his junior football with the Goodna Eagles before moving into the Souths Logan underage system, has been in the Broncos’ pathways program since he was 13.
He burst onto the senior rugby league scene earlier this year with an incredible Intrust Super Cup debut for the Magpies against Central Queensland Capras, setting up the opening try before going on to score a hat-trick of his own.
His strong form continued for the remainder of the Cup season as the Magpies went on to play finals footy, with Mam reeling off 13 tries, eight try assists and seven goals in just 11 appearances.
The skilful half’s efforts earned him the 2021 Intrust Super Cup Rookie of the Year Award, and the Souths Logan Magpies Pat Phelan Memorial Club Player of the Year.
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“Ezra has come through the Broncos system and it's been enjoyable watching him grow as a footballer," Broncos Football and Performance Director Ben Ikin said.
“His transition into senior footy last year showcased not only his great natural ability, but also a high level of toughness for someone so young.
"Ezra will now have the opportunity to learn from one the game's best playmakers in Adam Reynolds over the coming years.
“It’s a great result for both Ezra and for the Broncos.”