Catterick: An easy decision
New deal for rising star
By Tony Curtis - Twitter: @SkySportsTC. Last Updated: 24/03/11 11:44am
Newcastle fly-half Tom Catterick has admitted it was an easy decision to sign a new deal at the Falcons.
The 20-year-old, who can also play at full-back, came through the academy system at Kingston Park.
And having grown up as a big fan of the club, Catterick is thrilled to have followed youngsters Mark Wilson, Will Welch and James Fitzpatrick in committing his future to the Falcons.
Catterick said: "There are not many grounds I would like to play on more than Kingston Park.
"You grow up watching the club and you idolise the stars but they're just normal guys when you meet them. It just means so much to walk out onto Kingston Park in front of your own fans.
"It was an easy decision for me to make as we've got a great set-up here. As a player coming through, I get the chance to work with some of the first team guys every day.
"People like Jimmy Gopperth and Jeremy Manning help the youngster's progress. Hopefully I can put a marker down between now and the end of the season."