John signed from Bradford Bulls in November 2013 and enjoyed a successful first season with the Club.
The former Bulls back rower was full of promise when he linked up with the Warriors and has certainly realised his potential under the guidance of Shaun Wane.
He has made 29 appearances, eight of those as a substitute, and scored four tries.
Bateman has a great knowledge of the game and frequently gets himself into good attacking positions and can cause many a problem for the opposition defence.
A tough player who was exposed to Super League at a young age whilst with Bradford, he is very difficult to bring to the ground and prevent the offload.
Having firmly worked hard to put his injuries behind him and establishing himself as one of the best second rowers in the division over the past 12 months, Bateman was unlucky to miss out on representative honours.
He already has some experience in the international arena having captained England Academy on their 2012 tour of Australia.
In 2012 his form was also recognised as he won the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Award.
Growing up in Bradford, Bateman played his junior rugby with Dudley Hill.