March 13, 2019

Oliver Greensmith signs first-team contract!

Wakefield Trinity are delighted to announce that Academy centre Oliver Greensmith has signed a two-year full-time deal with the club.

The 19-year old only signed for the academy just 18 months ago after catching the eye in the Elite College League for New College Pontefract.

From 6-year old, Greensmith played his amateur rugby at local club Crigglestone All Blacks and went on to feature for Barla Yorkshire Under 17’s and Under 19’s, plus England Community Lions before signing for the Academy in 2017.

Head of Youth Mark Applegarth said “I first saw Oliver play in the Category 3 League and he was causing our team all sorts of problems in the local derby with his running, so I invited him down to train with the academy for the professional season.

His running game is exceptional, and his skill is getting better and better each week that he’s been training with the academy. Michael and Chris both really like the look of him, and I’m delighted he’s getting this opportunity. He’s a Wakefield lad who supports Trinity so every single time he pulls on the shirt you can see how much it means to him and his family.”

Head Coach Chris Chester is delighted to secure another local youngster to his ranks. “Oliver is a big lad who carries the ball really well and I’m looking forward to getting him training with the first team and seeing how he develops over the next couple of years. He’s still very raw in terms of exposure to the professional game so he’s an exciting prospect who I’ve no doubt will give it his all’.