Joining the Sharks at the start of the 2018 season, Braydon Trindall was a standout for the all-conquering under 20's side, winning Jersey Flegg Player of the Year honours for his efforts throughout the year.
The talented young half back, who claimed the Man-of-the-Match award in the Sharks Grand Final victory over the Panthers last September, showed more than enough to indicate he has the ability to forge a long and illustrious career in the NRL.
Along with Sharks clubmates Jangala Bennet and Ronaldo Mulitalo, the 19-year-old Trindall was included in an Emerging Maroons squad, meaning the Queensland hierarchy also rate him highly, again emphasising his ability and potential.
And the good news to go with all the above, Trindall just last week extended his stay at the Sharks in signing a new contract, meaning for at least the next two years his career will continue at the Cronulla club. Originally from Wee Waa in north-western NSW, Trindall moved to Queensland played for the Caboolture Snakes, before spending time in the Melbourne Storm system.
From there he made the move to the Sharks and hasn't looked back, leading the Flegg side, then training with the NRL squad towards the end of 2018, before being permanently added to the full-time group as a Development Player for the 2019 season.
Likely to see plenty of game time with the Newtown Jets in the Intrust Super Premiership, where Trindall gets to after that will be up to his ability, the work he puts in and the way the cards fall, however his talent is obvious.
In continuing our 'under the surface' series, we profile and get to the know one of the Sharks emerging young talents in Braydon Trindall, now playing on Sharks TV.