Junior Skolars selected for 2017 Origin Series

31st July 2017

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Skolars talent recognised as they gain selection for 2017 Origin Series.

As the regular London Junior League draws to a close. Coaches and players attentions turn towards the much anticipated London Origin Series which takes place over the 4 weekends in September. After a solid season for our Junior teams, 14 young of our players have been recognised for their efforts throughout the season with selection across the 3 different age groups.

London Origin is the jewel in the crown of London Rugby League, it provides young players and coaches with a genuine elite competition that brings together the best of the best, there is a friendly rivalry between the North and the South and over the course of the 2 game series, it’s fantastic to see the players and coaches all buy into it to create a quality spectacle for parents and supporters alike.

It is expected that these 14 Juniors will also be joined by Skolars Junior coaches, with the coaching teams yet to be announced.

Community Development Manager Matt Cuss spoke of the inclusion of the youngsters ‘it’s a testament to the hard-work of all our coaches and our young players that again we have such a high representation in the 2017 Hard Rock Café Origin Series, throughout the year our volunteer coaches and players work extremely hard to ensure that we have an environment that encourages the development of our players. It’s a real honour for these boys selected to represent the Skolars as they link up with the best players from other clubs based in North London and face off against their counterparts from the Southern teams.

A number of our current first team squad have come through the Origin Programme, and we hope that these players relish the opportunity they have been given and follow in the footsteps of established first team players like Mike and Judd Greenhalgh, Dion Chapman and Kazeem Faturoti and Skolars players who are now within the Broncos set up like Daniel Hindmarsh.

Cuss continued ‘each year the Origin series produces some fantastic encounters, and I’m sure 2017 will be no different, I know that our Junior players selected will perform crucial roles across their different age groups during the series and do the club proud.

The players selected will link up for 2 training sessions before the Origin series, one of which will take place at New River, on Saturday September 16th.

U14’s North Squad;

Joe Hurding, Thomas Quill, Finn Sharp, Oliver Woodward

U15’s North Squad;

Alex Deery, Tommy Fraine, Kaylum Lewin, Max Pyatt, Jayden Whitman-Wilson

U17’s North Squad;

Gabe Ackley, Luka Bejandize, Fraser Piercy-Farley, Will Prior, James White


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