England Youth player Cameron Scott has signed for the Bradford Bulls‘ Academy side.
The 16-year old has played for the Bulls Scholarship team for two seasons and has now signed a contract with the Academy team.
The centre earned a call up to the national side in December last year, before featuring for England in the test against France at the end of March, where he scored three times over the two games.
Several Super League sides were interested in the youngster.
Scott, who joined Bradford’s Youth system from local side Wyke ARLFC, will play for the Bulls Academy side next season after choosing to commit his future to his boyhood club.
“I’m delighted to have signed for the Academy side, especially, as I’m a Bradford lad,” Scott said.
“I’ve supported the club as a kid, stood out on the terraces watching and I want to be a part of the future, which will make the club great again and get us where we deserve to be.
“For me to sign and to be one of the lads to come through the system and help the club is absolutely fantastic.
“The aim is to follow in the footsteps of the players before me, especially, when you look at the lads (Danny Addy, Tom Olbison, Adam O’Brien, Alex Mellor, Joe Lumb and Ethan Ryan) who have come through system and gone into the first team recently.
“They are a real asset to the club and they perform really well, week in week out, and it is all because they have come through the system having put in a lot of hard work.
“It definitely works for them and they have progressed their career, so I can’t see why it won’t work for me.”
“I’m very proud of him, as well as the 11 others who have been given Academy contracts,” Scholarship Head Coach Leigh Beattie said.
“Cameron joined us from Wyke and at the time he wasn’t favoured. He came with a baby face and now we’ve seen him mature physically, plus his skillset has also matured over the past few years.
“Getting selected for England was outstanding for him. He is great to coach and he’s really dug in and kicked on. Hopefully, he’ll kick on again in the next step of his career.
“We have 12 players coming through from the Under 16s into the Under 19s, which shows where the direction and strength of the Youth system.”
“I’m really excited to haven Cameron staying at the club,” Head Coach Rohan Smith said.
“He’s an extremely talented player and we’re looking forward to his development over the next couple of years.
“The process which Cameron has taken is what we want to see happen. We want to develop our U16s and see them come through the ranks.
“Cameron is a great character and comes from a great family, plus he’s a Bradford lad and we really want to harness all those things and push him along.”