Burns 'Thrilled to have signed'

Burns 'Thrilled to have signed' widnesvikings.co.uk

1st August 2016

Widnes Vikings announced the signing of hooker Jake Burns into the club’s Academy programme.

Burns has played for community club Widnes Moorfield since the age of 6 and was a member of the Widnes Vikings Development Squad before joining the club as a scholar in 2014.

Jake Burns said:

“I’m thrilled to have signed a professional contract with the club.

“The past two years as a scholar has taught me that you need to put 100% into everything you do and I will continue to do so when I start the Academy.

“I hope to stay with the club for many years to come.”

Ryan O’BrienYouth Performance Manager added:

“Jake has been associated with the club from the age of 10 and has consistently demonstrated an outstanding work ethic and determination to succeed during that time.

“He endured some difficult periods with injury last year, so to progress and perform the way he has in 2016 is a real testament to his character.

“I’m really looking forward to see how he progresses in the Academy over the coming years.”

Burns 'Thrilled to have signed' widnesvikings.co.uk