Norwich City Under-18s defender Sean Stewart has signed his first professional contract with Norwich City Football Club, keeping him with the Canaries until Summer 2024.
The defender has been a regular feature in the Under-18s starting eleven this season, making nine appearances for the young Canaries, assisting two and featuring for all 90 minutes in each of these fixtures.
His performances at the U18s level have even been rewarded with two appearances for David Wright’s Under-23s, making his debut against a Leeds United side which featured first-team stars.
Stewart even earnt a spot on the bench in the young Canaries Papa John’s Trophy group stage game against MK Dons’ senior squad.
Speaking on penning his first professional contract at the club, Stewart described the feeling as a proud moment, adding that he now looks to repay the faith the club have shown in him after giving him the pro deal.
“I’m absolutely buzzing, it’s such a surreal feeling to see the hard work has paid off. The club have shown faith in me and rewarded me with such a good contract like that. I’m just happy and proud.
“The faith they’ve shown me has given me confidence that I can achieve as much as I want to in this game. I’m just going to keep pushing myself.
“Because of the faith they’ve shown in me, I have to show it back and give them what they’ve given me. I’m working really hard at the moment to repay that faith.”
Discussing his U23s debut against Leeds, Stewart claims that his teammates’ support is what got him through on the day, saying that getting a regular place in the side is his next target.
“Playing that game, I was super nervous beforehand, but then like all things, you get used to the game and settled in.
“The boys all really helped me, the teammates I have here are unbelievable, they really put their arm around me that day and helped me out and because of that support I was able to do my thing.
“I think there was six or seven first-team players playing that day, that’s what you want at that level, to gain some experience and see what level you’re at.
“I think since joining last year that’s been the goal [earning a place in the U23s]. The main goal is to get into the first-team, but you have to take it step-by-step and keep working hard to try and achieve that.”