The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have recruited another new player to join us in the 2012 season.
The Wildcats are delighted to welcome Vince Mellars to the club, who has signed a three year deal at Wakefield from Welsh club Crusaders.
The 27 year old centre has spent two years at the Crusaders featuring in 41 games so far and making 16 touch downs, including a hat trick over the Salford City Reds in 2010. He was the joint top try scorer last year for the Crusaders and his ability to play at either centre or wing makes him a great asset to any Super League side.
The strong New Zealand centre has a wealth of NRL experience behind him having played for the New Zealand Warriors, Cronulla Sharks and Sydney Roosters. After two successful years in Wales, Vince is now looking forward to a new challenge and an exciting career in the red, white and blue.
Whilst visiting the ground Mellars told us, “I’m very happy to be coming to Wakefield and I’m really looking forward to the next three years here. It’s a big relief to have my future sorted and I’m very pleased that it’s here at the Wildcats”
“The club seems like an awesome place to be, surrounded by good people and a great atmosphere. With the announcement of the new Super League licence and a fantastic future ahead of them, I can’t wait to be a part of great things at Wakefield.”
“I’d like to thank James Elston and Andrew Glover for the opportunity and I would like to wish all the players at Crusaders my very best.”
Wildcats Chief Executive James Elston added, “We are thrilled to have secured Vince’s signature for the next three years. He is an incredibly talented player and certainly knows how to get over the try line”
“He is a dynamic and versatile player and his presence in the Wildcats squad over the next three seasons will be a great boost. I’m very much looking forward to seeing Vince in the Wildcats shirt and I would like to welcome him and his family to Wakefield.”
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