Wildcats sign starlet to four-year deal

Wakefield have secured the future of one of their hottest prospects by tying full-back Max Jowitt to a new four-year deal.

The 17-year-old England youth international made his Super League debut at St. Helens in August, following in the footsteps of his father Ian who played for the club in the late 1980s.

A product of the Wildcats' youth development programme, Jowitt signed his first full-time deal at 16 and has been rewarded for his progress in the last 12 months with a contract running to the end of 2018.

Max showed massive improvement last year in what was his first year as a full-time professional. He's a player of massive potential and you could see from day one when he came into the first team squad that he was not your average rugby league player.

– James Webster, Wildcats coach