Whitehaven have signed the club’s youngest-ever player Jake Bradley on a three-year contract, despite there being Super League interest.
The winger has turned down a Super League move to sign permanently for hometown club Whitehaven.
He became Haven’s youngest-ever player when he played against Hemel Stags back in March, when he was just 16 and 330 days old.
On joining Haven, Bradley said: “I’m happy to be in a squad full of local talent and excited for the up coming season.
“I can’t wait to get stuck into pre-season and i’m glad to be back down at the Recre.”
Whitehaven coach Gary Charlton commented: “In Jake we think we have one of the best up and coming rugby players from around this area.
“He has all the attributes to become a top player and it’s great to see he has picked Haven over a few bigger clubs that he had the chance to go and play at.
“Jake is young in years but has the physical attributes of a man with plenty of strength and power. Its good to see that these young players wanting to come and play at there local club and I am sure Jake has a bright future ahead of him.”