Dragons Continue
Commitment to Youth in 2006

The St George Illawarra Dragons have continued to develop and reward their junior talents with 10 players from the Club's 2005 Premiership winning Jersey Flegg team joining the full-time training squad for 2006.

Jersey Flegg "Player of the Year" Tom Haberecht, Tom Hewitt, Chris Houston, Jason Klimis, Charlie Leaeno, Daryl Millard, George Ndaira, Danny Wicks and the Morris twins Brett and Josh have all earned the opportunity to train alongside their NRL heroes.

New recruits to the Dragons for 2006 include:

Damon Alley-Tovio (Canberra)
Matt Bickerstaff (France)
Bryson Goodwin (Cronulla)
Sam Isemonger (Cronulla)
Andrew Price (Newcastle)
Lagi Setu (Rugby Union)
Richard Williams (South Sydney).

"Our priority has always been with the development of our local juniors and we are fortunate to have such a talent base," said Coach Nathan Brown. "Our young guys have earned their place in our full-time squad and will be pushing for a place in the top grade.

"We have a number of representative players in our squad and it was important to ensure we have depth and strength with "value for money", first grade players to help cope with our ongoing representative requirements".

Dragons Full-Time Squad for 2006

Damon Alley-Tovio
Luke Bailey
Trent Barrett
Colin Best
Matt Bickerstaff
Reece Blayney
Matt Cooper
Ben Creagh
Mark Gasnier
Bryson Goodwin
Clint Greenshields
Tom Haberecht
Mathew Head
Michael Henderson
Tom Hewitt
Ben Hornby
Chris Houston
Sam Isemonger
Jason Klimis
Charlie Leaneo
Daryl Millard
Brett Morris
Josh Morris
Wes Naiqama
Corey Payne
Justin Poore
Andrew Price
Jason Ryles
Lagi Setu
Chris Sheppard
Reece Simmonds
Ashton Sims
Shaun Timmins
Willie Tupou
Aaron Wheatley
Danny Wicks
Richard Williams
Dean Young

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