Wakefield Trinity are delighted to announce that highly-rated youngster Harry Bowes has signed a three-year deal with the first team.
Bowes has signed a first team contract which will take him to the end of 2023 in the Red, White & Blue. The youngster, who played his amateur rugby at Shaw Cross Sharks, was first picked up for the scholarship at 16, after impressing in the Trinity ETP 14+ programme.
In the scholarship, Bowes started initially as a half-back but has since developed his game to feature heavily at loose-forward and hooker, too.
Harry admits he is “over the moon” to be part of the first team squad moving forward.
“I’ve worked really hard to give myself a chance so it’s great to sign and I’m really happy,” said Bowes.
“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.”
Bowes first caught the eye of Chris Chester eighteen months ago whilst playing in an academy game at St. Helens and the Trinity Head Coach is looking forward to working with him in the future.
“Harry is a young kid with a really good work ethic,” said Chester.
“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.”
Keep an eye out for interviews with Bowes, Chester and Head of Youth Mark Applegarth throughout the day on Trinity TV!
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