Wigan extend contract of Kevin

Wigan have today announced that they have extended Kevin Brown's contract until the end of 2005.

Wigan Chairman Maurice Lindsay said,

"Kevin is an exciting prospect who has already played in the first team this year, a product of the clubs scholarship scheme and he was the first signing Dean Bell made when he returned to the club. Kevin is still only 18 years old and although he looks destined for the top he is a very sensible individual who knows that hard work and only hard work will bring success."

Wigan Coach Stuart Raper commented,

"I am delighted Kevin Brown has re-signed as he is a big part of my future plans. He can play Stand Off or any position in the Three Quarter line and could well feature prominently this season. He is still only 18 and we will bring him along sensibly with the other quality young players at the club."

Kevin Brown said,

"I love it here at Wigan and I am pleased to have obtained a new contract. I want to be a part of the next successful side at Wigan and I will just keep working hard and try to get a place in Stuart's side."

Kevin Brown was signed from Blackbrook ARLFC having earlier played for Thatto Heath, he is 18 years of age, 19 in October of 2003. He scored his first tries for the first team last week against Halifax with a hat-trick of touchdowns.

Graham Emmerson - Wigan Warriors Press Officer