Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed ten of the county’s outstanding young Rugby League talents eight of whom paraded before the fans at halftime in Saturday’s game against Hull FC. They are pictured left in front of the Belle Vue east stand. The two of the ten are missing members because they are currently on a tour of Australia.
The Wildcats have established a sport-wide reputation for developing a conveyor belt of top young talent who later become established in Super League like Gareth Ellis, Ben Westwood, Keith Mason, Ryan Atkins and Danny Brough and these Year Eleven signings are being seen as potential Super League and Test match stars of the future.
And the ten young aces were unveiled to the fans when they paraded at halftime in today’s Engage Super League Round 21 fixture against Hull FC!
The ten young stars are:-
Teo Devany – A centre three-quarter from Huddersfield amateur club Newsome Panthers who has represented the north of England at basket ball.
Jamahl Hunte – A wing three-quarter from Huddersfield amateur club Newsome Panthers. A member of a well known Wakefield Rugby League dynasty as he is a cousin of former international Alan Hunte.
Ben Shulver – A prop forward from top Leeds area amateur club Hunslet Warriors.
Asher Hoyle – This centre three-quarter is a product of the Featherstone Lions amateur club.
Sam Doherty – This former Leeds Scholarship player is a centre three-quarter from Hunslet Warriors amateur Rugby League club
James Healey – A grandson of former Trinity forward George Ballantyne comes to Wildcats from Leeds Scholarship.He was a prop forward who played with amateur club Hunslet Parkside.
Nick Taylor – A back row forward from Crigglestone All Blacks Amateur Rugby League Club.
Aiden Lister – A Featherstone Lions–based halfback who has been with both Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats scholarships.
Josh Murphy – A hooker from Hunslet Warriors who has been with both Leeds and Rhinos and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Scholarships.
Adam Megreton – A halfback from Stanley Rangers Amateur Rugby League Club.
Jack Hartness – Another halfback from Stanley Rangers Amateur Rugby League Club.
John Kear, the Wildcats Head Coach, said: “We’re a club that prides ourselves on producing top quality players and, at the same time, ensuring that these young men have the best possible preparation for a career in professional Rugby League.
“I’d like to welcome all these young players to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and hope that they make a success of their time with the club.
“These are all players with real potential and could have an important role to play in the future of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
“Our Head of Youth Development Tony Drury and Player Performance Manager John Kain will be working closely with all of these young men and are to be commended for their efforts in recruiting such outstanding young players.”