Contracts awarded to top 10 youngsters

Saints press conference at Pilkingtons head offices.'Coach Royce Simmons
Saints press conference at Pilkingtons head offices.'Coach Royce Simmons

SAINTS’ faith in youth is reflected in their decision to sign 10 youngsters from the club’s scholarship programme on professional forms.

They are Andre Savelio, Ben Parry, Greg Richards, Jordan Heaton, Lewis Charnock, Lewis Galbraith, Luke Thompson, Matt Wood, Matthew Fozzard, and Tom Roughley.

Mike Rush, Saints’ head of youth, said: “This latest group of talented players have been part of our structure for a minimum of 12 months, and their signings are a great reward for their efforts, determination and commitment.

“They have progressed in their time at the club and have put themselves in a strong position to push forward toward Super League honours in the next five years.

“As ever, their development is also a reflection on the volunteer coaches, who left no stone unturned to help these young athletes.”