The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs were active in the player market heading into the 2021 season with a number of key recruits added to the squad for the upcoming campaign.
One of these men was Corey Waddell who joined the club from the Manly Sea Eagles on a three year contract.
The hard running back-rower’s signature was confirmed by the club in September of 2020 and after two seasons in the Northern Beaches and 36 NRL games to his name, the son of the late Steve Waddell made the move to Belmore.
In a recent interview with Adam Peacock on Mornings with Matt White, the 24-year old explained why he chose the blue and white over maroon and white.
“It was a tough decision, but a fresh start is always good and change is always good. I’ve loved my time here at the Bulldogs since arriving and we have been working really hard in the pre-season. Trent’s been really good and I’m looking forward to a new opportunity at a new club that’s building.
“That’s the reason why I made the move because I know this club is on the way up and it’s a great club. It’s got some great history that I have learned about and I’m really looking forward to my time here at the Bulldogs now, I’m not looking back.
“I know what the club is all about. I know the players here, we’ve got some great leaders at the club. As soon as I came into the club everyone wants to get better, everyone wants to improve. The club doesn’t want to be where they were last year, and I don’t want to be there either.
“Everyone here is going to do their best to get us back up the top of the ladder and we’re working really hard to do that. Getting some advice from my family and from people on outside looking in always helps I know that Trent has got great staff here and it’s a great club. In the end it was an easy decision,” said Waddell.
Catch the full interview below!
New recruit Corey Waddell's highlights