Mitch Kenny commits to the Penrith Panthers for another season

Penrith Panthers were delighted to announce on Thursday, July 15 that Hawkesbury local Mitch Kenny has signed a one-year contract extension with the club.

The 23-year-old hooker has committed to Panthers until at least the end of 2022 season.

Running it back: Mitch Kenny high-fives teammate Jarome Luai during the Panthers round four match against the Sea Eagles. Picture: Geoff Jones.

Running it back: Mitch Kenny high-fives teammate Jarome Luai during the Panthers round four match against the Sea Eagles. Picture: Geoff Jones.

"I'm really stoked to be spending another year here at Panthers," Kenny said.

"I think it's clear this club is the best place for me to keep developing as a person and a footballer.

"I had to consider all my options but ultimately I couldn't leave a club that is going to help me get the best out of myself."

A Windsor Wolves junior, who progressed through the Penrith's development pathways, Kenny has played 27 NRL games for Panthers since making his first grade debut in 2019.

"We're thrilled to have Mitch commit to our club for next year," Panthers General Manager Rugby League, Matt Cameron said.

"He's always made the most of his opportunities in first grade and we're delighted he agrees Panthers is the best place to continue to develop his game.

"This season in particular Mitch has demonstrated his utility value, which is a considerable asset for our NRL squad moving forward."