Aviva Premiership: Worcester Warriors full-back Chris Pennell extends contract
Last Updated: 04/12/13 10:14am
Chris Pennell: Will remain at Sixways until June 2017
Worcester Warriors full-back Chris Pennell has penned a new contract that will keep him at the club until June 2017.
The 26-year-old has been one of the few positives for the Aviva Premiership strugglers, who have lost all of their nine fixtures this season.
Pennell has made 111 appearances for Worcester, scoring 17 tries, and is the longest-serving player at Sixways.
Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan said: "This announcement comes as a statement of our long-term intentions and illustrates that our top players are buying into the vision.
"Chris has had a huge impact on the team this season and I am delighted that he has chosen to be part of this club for years to come.
"Not only has he shown tremendous commitment on the field, but his desire to stay with the Warriors until at least 2017 clearly demonstrates a passion to succeed at the club in which he began his career.
"I know this news will be welcomed by his teammates, supporters and everyone associated with the Warriors."
Despite their poor start to the season, Pennell believes the club will develop under Ryan's guidance.
"I'm very happy that I've extended my contract and I'm really excited about the direction the club is going," said Pennell.
"I'm focused on the bigger picture and, with the set-up we have, I don't see how we won't be successful in the future.
"Results haven't been what we would have liked this season but I'm very confident we're going to turn that around.
"I'm confident that success is just around the corner for us and I want to be a part of that."