The nib Newcastle Knights are proud to announce the re-signing of Caitlan Johnston for the upcoming NRLW season.
Johnston, a proud Awabakal and Gomeroi women, has re-committed to the Knights for the upcoming 2022 campaign.
The 21-year-old made history when she became the first player signed by the Newcastle Knights for the inaugural NRLW season.
The highly regarded forward will play an integral leadership role in the group having previously Captained the Indigenous All Stars and represented the Prime Minister’s XIII.
Johnston made her debut for the Knights in their historic Round 1 match against the Parramatta Eels before her season was prematurely ended by an elbow injury.
Knights NRLW Head Coach, Ronald Griffiths, is pleased to have Johnston commit to his side for the upcoming season.
“It’s an exciting time for the Club and for Caitlan,” Griffiths said.
“Being the Indigenous All Stars Captain and representative level player, Caitlan possesses great experience, and her leadership qualities will ensure we have strong inclusiveness in the group.
“Since I’ve been at the Club, I’ve noticed her great communication skills and her connection to her teammates is a fantastic asset to this NRLW squad,” Griffiths said.
Johnston is looking forward to continuing her career with the Knights as the team head into their second season.
“I’m really excited to go again for the 2022 season with the Knights,” Johnston said.
“I’m looking forward to the season ahead with our new Head Coach Ronald Griffiths and I believe we are building something special here.
“I can’t wait to play in front of our loyal Members and fans again.”
The 2022 NRLW season commences in mid-August.
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