The Northhampton Saints’ academy is bearing fruit as six new youngsters are set to join the senior set-up ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Callum Burns (hooker), Ethan Grayson (centre), Tom Litchfield (centre), Dani Long-Martinez (wing), Edward Prowse (tighthead prop), and Kayde Sylvester (lock/back-row) have all put pen to paper, committing their services to Saints for the foreseeable future, and will commence their duties on 1 July.
Saints’ Head of Academy, Mark Hopley said:
“We’re thrilled to be welcoming these six lads next year, taking our number of contracted players in the Senior Academy group to 15.
“The critical thing for them learning how to be a professional in this first year; it’s obviously a step up physically from junior and school rugby, but I believe what we have at Saints is a really positive learning environment.
“The players are fully integrated with the senior squad, so they are learning habits, behaviours and skill-sets from some of the best players in the world on a daily basis, which really accelerates their learning.”