One of the NYC’s most exciting prospects, Coen Hess, has re-signed with the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys for another three seasons.
The 18-year-old has extended his contract with the club until the end of the 2018 season.
“I’m really excited to stay here and I wanted to show some loyalty to the Cowboys," Hess said.
A Mt Isa product, Hess began his first year in the Cowboys NYC program at 17, and has become a permanent fixture in the NYC under-20s with 17 games under his belt so far.
“I feel really comfortable in Townsville. I feel my football is thriving under the great staff at the Cowboys and I love playing with the boys here and look forward to some great results this season,” he said.
The 112kg second-rower was part of the Townsville Stingers under-18 side that won the national under-18s competition last year.
He scored two tries against the Roosters in the final and was selected for the Queensland under-18s squad.
Cowboys recruitment manager Clint Zammit said Hess has a big future in the game.
“Coen has a great shape for a back-rower. He’s an intelligent player and we look forward to him continuing to develop at the Cowboys.
“We're delighted he has committed long-term to the club.”