Wakefield youngster pens first professional contract

Wakefield have announced that highly-rated youngster Harry Bowes has signed his first professional contract with the club.

The loose forward or hooker has signed a three-year deal with the first team, after impressing at scholarship and academy level.

Bowes played his amateur rugby at Shaw Cross Sharks, finding his way into the Trinity system via the club’s successful Embed The Pathway 14+ system.

“I’ve worked really hard to give myself a chance so it’s great to sign and I’m really happy,” he said. “I’m really excited to get back into it and see all the lads again.

It’s been strange to go from training every day with the lads, to having to train on your own. I’m just really looking forward to ripping in and working hard when we’re back.”

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester added: “Harry is a young kid with a really good work ethic. He’s a player with a great attitude and he’s certainly had some big games for the reserves and academy. Harry has impressed me now for a good eighteen months.

“I’m looking forward to finally working with him and I think we’ll see a different player next year once he’s had a full off-season with the first team.”

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