Local talent graduate to become Skolars

The Skolars have strengthened an already strong squad with the addition of 3 exciting outside backs who have recently graduated from the London Broncos Academy programme.

Youngsters; Callum Whitcombe, Fred Dodd and Jordan Williams all will add depth and youthful exuberance to what is shaping up to be an exciting squad for 2017. Head Coach Jermaine Coleman is confident that the trio will be able to make an impact at the New River Stadium.


Speaking of the new additions, Head Coach Jermaine Coleman said:

“I’m delighted that we have managed to secure Callum, Fred and Jordan, I’ve monitored their progress at the Broncos and spoke at length with Jamie Langley about their potential and myself and the rest of the coaching team are looking forward to working with them.”

All three players are products of the London Youth & Junior League, with Whitcombe beginning his RL career at Brentwood Eels, Dodd down at Staines Titans, and Jordan Williams with North Herts Crusaders. All three have also taken part in the Hard Rock Café Origin series, where London Broncos spotted their potential, and they earned  Academy contracts.

Coleman spoke about the players and the opportunity they will have at Skolars:

“All 3 players have shown up well in our initial pre-season work and you can see they are strong, quick athletes, who have a level of professionalism about them. I’m looking forward to seeing how they shape up in our pitch sessions and I expect to see them all push our established outside backs hard for that starting spot against Wigan in January.”


London Skolars General Manager Jac Davies commented:

“It’s particularly pleasing to see that the partnership between ourselves and London Broncos is continually giving young Rugby League players in London the chance to develop and continue their Rugby League careers. We’re very proud that we’ve created a good environment here at London Skolars where determined young players are given that opportunity. Coming to London Skolars gives players the opportunity to experience competitive rugby which incubates their potential for future success.”

London Skolars are delighted to announce a new ticketing partnership with Eventbrite. The partnership will see Skolars match tickets sold on the global ticketing marketplace thus expanding the club’s reach.

Eventbrite, based in San Francisco, California are one of the wold’s leading ticketing platforms and allows event organisers to open sales opportunities across its website and social media platforms. The site allows customers get their ticket instantly, they can be printed at home or simply displayed at the stadium on a mobile device.

Speaking about the new partnership Jac Davies, General Manager of London Skolars said:

“We’re delighted to be teaming up with Eventbrite. The platform will hopefully attract many more spectators to our matches and events, and make all aspects of the ticket buying process easier and more straightforward for our fans. It’s a big step forward for us as a club, and is consistent with many of the other areas that the club is improving ahead of the 2017 season”

Also speaking of the partnership was John Lake, Head of UK Sales for Eventbrite:

“London Skolars is a prestigious club in the rugby league family with a proud history. At the same time, they use Eventbrite to introduce cutting edge digital ticketing across all devices to rugby, fusing tradition with innovation”, says John Lake, Head of UK Sales at Eventbrite UK. “We look forward to an ongoing relationship with London Skolars and welcome them to our growing group of clients in spectator sports, including the PGA European Tour, the Ryder Cup 2018, the Summer Social, and Bournemouth Sevens. We also wish them well in the Capital Challenge against Wigan Warriors!”

Tickets will soon be available via the Eventbrite website and all tickets already purchased ahead of the 2017 season will remain valid.

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