For Adam Clydsdale, 2014 has been defining season for the young hooker. The rising Knight’s career has skyrocketed since his debut in 2013, commencing this season on the bench before transitioning to first grade’s run-on side.
He’s also had the chance to work closely with club legend Danny Buderus, a player he idolised as a child.
Although it's been a tough season for the Club, Clydsdale is happy with his progression and already has his eyes set on next season.
“It’s been challenging, we probably haven’t had the year that we wanted, but I’m really looking forward to next year,” the 21-year-old said.
This season Clydsdale has formed a prosperous combination with fellow hooker Travis Waddell. More recently, Clydsdale has been named at starting hooker but is shifted to the bench by the time the team sheet is released on game day.
“It’s a lot tougher and a lot quicker playing in the NRL, I’m just trying to find my time and wherever the coach needs me, I’ll play," he added.
“I think me and Trav work pretty well together, I get along really well with Trav so I haven’t found that a problem at all."
In this Sunday’s match against the St George Illawarra Dragons, added motivation will come from the desire to deliver a good result to the Club’s past players for the Old Boys Day.
“I remember when I was a kid watching all the Old Boys play, so I really look forward to it and especially with the players departing the Club, I look forward to playing my last game with them,” Clydsdale said.
“There’s a lot to play for, we’ve won most of our games at home the last eight rounds, so hopefully we will finish it strong."