JACK Ashworth is the latest Academy youngster to pledge their future to the Club.
The 19-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the Saints.
Jack represented Oldham St Anne’s and also played for Littleborough ARLFC at junior level before making his senior debut with Rochdale Cobras.
He was a product of Rochdale’s Service Area Programme and spent time at the Warrington Wolves before injury curtailed his scholarship.
The second row centre then began to train with Saints Under 19s as part of the Club’s partnership with Rochdale.
In 2013, he became an integral part of the squad with several impressive performances in the back row and at centre.
And now he has become a full time professional.
Academy Head Coach Derek Traynor said: “Jack has worked really hard since he has been at the club and we have high hopes for him.
“He is a big, tough and mobile player who is skillful too.
“Jack was at Rochdale and they recommended him to us. He has worked really hard and once he got into our 19s he never came back out.
“From where he started from he has done really well and it is a great achievement.
“This is where the partnership and dual registration works in ‘reverse’ for us. We probably wouldn’t have known about Jack if it didn’t exist and now we all hope he can go on and have a long career at Saints.”