Walshaw commits to Wildcats

posted on 29 July 2011

The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats are delighted to announce the capture of Lucas Walshaw’s signature.

The 18 year old centre has signed a full time, first team deal with The Wildcats that will keep him in the red, white and blue for a further three years.

Lucas joined the Wildcats Academy when he was 16 and standing at 6ft 6 he is one of the tallest players in the league.

Walshaw was a stand out performer throughout the whole of this years Rugby League 9′s tournament and has proved to be a hot young prospect that a whole host of teams have been very eager to sign. Turning down a number of offers from various Super League clubs, Lucas has decided to commit himself to Wakefield much to the delight of the coaching staff and executives at the club. Lucas’ skill with ball in hand, pace and strength will see him shine in Super League over the next three years.

Head of Youth Performance Tony Drury is delighted with the signature, “Lucas is a very impressive young player. He has been a constant performer for us and there is clearly so much more to come from him.”

“The amount of interest he received from clubs proves how popular he is set to be and it’s fantastic that we are keeping hold of our own players that have developed and matured here since being young. I wish Lucas all the best at first team level and I’m sure he will be a great asset to the side.”

Lucas added, “I’m really pleased that I am staying at Wakefield. It’s a club that I’ve come through from a young age and I just couldn’t see myself playing for any other team, I’m really looking forward to the next three years here and working hard to be a successful first team player.”

This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.

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