Seeing players come through the junior ranks all the way to their local NRL club is something that is cherished in Rugby League circles and the Canterbury-Bankstown Junior Rugby League honoured this achievement recently.
Jaydnen Okunbor (Milperra Colts), Brandon Wakeham (Chester Hill Hornets) and Jack Cogger (Berala Bears), all made their NRL debuts for the Bulldogs last season and were honoured at the recent Junior League AGM, by being presented with a special jersey to recognise their achievement.
The moment Jayden Okunbor received his first NRL jersey
The framed jersey was half Junior Club and half Bulldogs NRL and was presented to both Jayden and Jack on the night, while Brandon will receive his at Belmore as he was unable to attend on the night.
Cogger's first try in Bulldogs colours
All three players made great strides last season with Jayden scoring five tries in 10 appearances, Brandon scoring one try in his 3 appearances, while Jack Cogger played in 17 games during the season, kicking for over 255 metres per game.
Wakeham NRL debut jersey presentation