THE latest crop of Scholarship players have been rewarded with professional contracts as they make their next steps in the professional game.
After a challenging year on Scholarship Dave Hewitt and Oliver Davies, who both represented England Youth this year, are joined by Adam Saunders, Ross McCauley, Tom Calland, Joe Ryan, Daniel Abram and Matthew Fleming, in signing a two-year deal.
They will link up with the Club’s Academy as soon as their community club commitments are finished.
“St.Helens R.F.C. commitment to locally produced talent continues with these latest signings,” Saints Acting Head Coach and Head of Youth Mike Rush said. “They have all demonstrated a great attitude, appetite and enthusiasm for learning, and these qualities combined with the obvious talent that they have, gives them every opportunity of fulfilling their sporting ambitions.”
Derek Traynor Academy Head Coach added: “These players will link up with the Academy squad in pre-season ready for a massive challenge of playing under 19s rugby next year, and it’s one that they all meet with excitement.
“Congratulations to the community clubs, coaches and schools that helped in their development and good luck to the players.”
Dave Hewitt, Stand Off, Bold Miners
Adam Saunders, Full Back, Thatto Heath Crusaders
Oliver Davies, Prop Forward, Orrell St James
Ross McCauley, Prop Forward, Bold Miners
Tom Calland, Prop Forward, Widnes Moorfield, West Bank Bears and Widnes St Maries
Joe Ryan, Loose Forward, Rylands and Bold Miners
Daniel Abram, Scrum Half, Bold Miners
Matthew Fleming, Centre, Bold Miners