18 December, 2023
Roosters sign Clark for 2024
THE Atherton Senior Roosters have officially secured skilled forward James Clark for the upcoming 2024 FNQ rugby league season, bolstering an already impressive lineup.
Clark, a second-row player, returns to Atherton after a stint with the Innisfail Leprechauns in 2023, following his departure at the close of the 2022 season.
At the age of seventeen, Clark made his first-grade debut with the Roosters in 2015 and played a significant part in a memorable home match where the team, under the guidance of then-coach Jamie Blain, pulled off a major upset by defeating Innisfail.
During this game, he earned the title of the man of the match.
He then ventured to Sydney to play with the NRL Canterbury Bulldogs' under-20s in 2016 and 2017, later returning to his hometown to join the Northern Pride in 2018. After a two-year stint with the Pride, Clark reunited with the Roosters for the 2021 and 2022 seasons, earning the prestigious title of the club's 2022 Player of the Year.
“There's been a lot of work put in to building the player depth and everyone is working towards a strong year for the club," he said.
“The club has several talented youngsters also coming through the ranks, and I'm really looking forward to playing and working with this group."