Whitehaven have announced forward Andrew Dawson has signed a new two-year deal to remain with the club.
Dawson joined the club ahead of the 2021 season from Workington Town. Joining Whitehaven meant he had represented all three of Cumbria’s professional clubs.
Whilst at Haven, he made 20 appearances. He helped the club secure a playoff place in the Championship, and also played in their 24-20 defeat against Halifax Panthers.
Speaking to the club website, Dawson said:“Last year was one of the most successful and enjoyable years of my career so I am happy to be here for another two years.
“I’m looking forward to the extra professionalism Jonty will bring to the side as well as some new exciting additions. Looking at the signings other clubs have made it looks like it’s going to be another tough year and I hope to once again play my part in a successful season.
“Special mention to Charlo (Gary Charlton) for giving me the opportunity last season and I wish him well in his new role at the club.”
Head Coach Jonty Gorley added: “It’s great to get Bruie on a multi-year deal. Same as some other players Bruie comes with vast championship experience in a position where you need some experience, front row.
“Bruie carries the ball really strongly and gets a fast play the ball for us to play on the back of, his leg drive and metres after contact get us on the front foot. He’s great to have in the squad for the next couple of years.”
Another key retention for Whitehaven
Whitehaven have stepped up their plans in recent days for the 2022 season. Dawson has re-signed, as well as Scotland internationals Callum Phillips and Guy Graham.
The Cumbrian side have also moved to keep hold of Jake Bradley. Bradley is currently in the club’s folklore, as the youngest ever player to represent the club. He is also their youngest ever try-scorer.