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Jayden’s whirlwind year winds up with ‘surreal’ opportunity

Jayden Corrigan made his Devils’ debut last year but niggly injuries limited his matches. After taking time to train alongside an NRL legend, his big 12 months ended in him playing alongside another.

Jayden came to the Devils last year as a speedy fullback or winger and made his debut against the Hunters in early April. Unfortunately he suffered a knee injury which limited his opportunities and cut his chances at playing more Intrust Super Cup.

At the end of 2019 he decided to attend a camp with Real MVMT, run by Keegan Smith, the brother of Devils coach Rohan Smith.

“I just wanted to adapt a new style of training and focus on range of strength more.”

Also in attendance was NRL and Rugby legend Sonny Bill Williams

“Sonny was the sort of person who would always push himself to be the best that he can be so I definitely took a lot from being there”

Jayden was ready for a big return to footy in 2020 when COVID hit and cancelled the Intrust Super Cup season.

“I’d always been busy with football so I thought it would a good opportunity to move inland”

Jayden Corrigan’s highlights

So Jayden spent the next few months with his sister in Emerald and travelling, training, and visiting beaches, mountains, and waterfalls all along the east coast.

Now he’s back on the field with Devils BRL A Grade affiliate club Valleys Diehards. This has seen him line up alongside NRL great Scott Prince who is playing halfback for Valleys.

It’s no exaggeration to say it’s been a busy 12 months for Jayden – we wish him all the best for the remainder of the year and hope to see him in the Devils blue, gold, and blue in 2021!

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