Son of Saints legend Jon, Ollie Sleightholme began his rugby career as a six-year-old at Northampton Old Scouts and quickly followed in his father’s footsteps – linking up with Saints for the first time when he was 13.
Continuing to rise through the ranks in Northampton, Sleightholme soon earned international honours, representing England in Rugby Sevens during the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.
There he reached the gold medal match and despite scoring England’s try against Samoa, Sleightholme had to settle for a silver medal.
The wing had barely got his feet back on English soil before he was donning the Black, Green and Gold jersey for the 2017 Premiership Rugby Sevens, where Saints won the Bowl. And just weeks later, Sleightholme made his first senior appearance for Saints in a preseason friendly against Nottingham.
Named amongst the England Under-18s squad in February 2018, the prolific try-scorer crossed the whitewash on his international debut against Wales a month later.
Sleightholme enjoyed another appearance for Saints’ senior side as he featured in the 2018 Mobbs Memorial Match against the British Army, adding another try to his tally, before signing on with Saints Senior Academy ahead of the 2018/19 season.
In 2019, the winger was included in England’s U20 Six Nations squad.
KK – 1 February 2019
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