London Broncos have confirmed that 18-year-old back rower Matt Davis has been rewarded for his recent hard work with a first-team contract for 2016.
Davis came through the ranks at amateur club Leicester Storm, before being picked up by the Midlands Regional Academy.
He then moved to the London Broncos academy, playing for the under-19s, before making his first team debut against Sheffield this year.
“I’m really pleased for Matt. He came through the Academy system into our first team environment a few weeks ago leading into Summer Bash,” said London head coach Andrew Henderson.
“He impressed me that much he featured against Sheffield and Bradford.
“His attitude has been first class and he has shown me that he not only has the desire to be a first team player but he wants to play for the Broncos.
“Once again it’s a credit to our staff working with our youth teams developing another player for the first team.”
Davis puts much of his success down to the support he receives from his family.
“I’ve been down here for a year with the academy structure and my family, my girlfriend and her family have had to sacrifice a lot, as have I as I don’t get to see them as much,” he said.
“I’d like to say thank you to them and I hope I can do things for them in the future.
“We’ve got four games left of the regular season and personally I think we can make the top four if we keep working hard in training and keep putting the hard graft in.
“Ideally I want to be playing in those games but we’ve got some good players, but maybe a couple of games out of those left.
“In 2016 I’ll train hard in pre-season so I can give myself a chance to get a regular start in games.”