Jake Bradley etches his name in Whitehaven history books

Jake Bradley has become the youngest ever player to represent Whitehaven.

The winger or full-back is just 16-years-old and he started in Whitehaven’s League 1 clash against Hemel Stags on Sunday after joining the club on trial. He also scored on his debut, helping them beat the Stags.

Bradley has been playing for Hensingham ARL in the Iggesund Premier Division and scored in their win over Glasson Rangers last weekend.

And Haven coach Carl Forster thinks Bradley deserves to play first-grade, despite being 16 years and 330 days old.

Forster said: “It’s brilliant that’s he’s in the squad, for himself, his family and also our club.

“At the age of 16 I’m sure he will be, if not one of, the youngest players to play for the club so it’s a real proud moment for everyone involved.

“Like I’ve said before, he’s been fantastic for us since he’s joined and really deserves his chance.”

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