GABBY LAMPSON’S CONTRACT EXTENSION GABRIELA LAMPLOW’s new contract will give her a total of six seasons with the Warriors.
The 27-year-old will be able to play alongside the likes of Josh Jackson, Klay Thompson and David Frawley for the foreseeable future, with the ability to play for either side for a further two seasons.
Her current contract, which expires at the end of this season, expires at 2020.
In a statement, Warriors chief executive Officer Scott Parker said the club was “deeply honoured” to have secured Gabbys long-term extension.
“Gabby has made an outstanding contribution to the Warriors’ culture and we are proud to have her on board for the long term future,” Parker said.
“This is an exciting time for our club and we look forward to her continuing to lead the club’s growth and development.”
The extension means that Gabbies future is looking more secure, with her contract to continue until 2020, as well as her ability to join the Warriors in 2021.
The Warriors were also able to extend their long-time assistant coach Chris Erskine.
He was given a new contract in December, and will have an additional year to run on the deal he signed with the club in January 2018.
Erskines salary is set to rise from $1.6 million to $1 million next season, and he is set for a pay rise from 2019 onwards.
His extension comes on the back of his success at Melbourne Storm, and his impact at the Warriors as a coach.
The 33-year old is also set to become an ambassador for the Warriors after being named a new ambassador to the organisation in February.
“Chris Erskrines leadership has been a major contributor to the success of the Warriors since joining the club,” Parker added.
“We are proud of the work he has done and are thrilled to welcome him to the team and the community.”
Gabbys deal has brought an end to a saga that began in July when the Warriors and her agent, David Frowden, approached the NRL for an extension of her deal.
A deal was reportedly signed but then cancelled.
It is believed Gabbes’ new contract is being negotiated at the same time.