Audenshaw Ace Signs Professional Terms With Warrington Wolves
Monday 4th July 2016 @ 09:43 by Mark Phillip
Denton & Audenshaw Football Sports

By Sarah Foulkes:

A student from Audenshaw School has been awarded a two-year contract with Super League’s Warrington Wolves rugby team.

Patrick Anglin from Droylsden won his place after impressing club bosses with his performance on the under 16s squad this season.

The Year 11 pupil, who first signed to Wolves a year ago, will join the Super League side full time after completing his GCSEs this summer.

And he’ll be following in the footsteps of another Audenshaw student as former pupil Ellis Robson already plays for the club as part of their U19 Academy.

Speaking of the signing, hooker Patrick said: “It feels great to be chosen to be part of Wolves full time, especially when I came in to the programme as the underdog and everyone else had been in place for 18 months.

“There are three of us who play in the same position, and as the last in I was naturally the 3rd choice to play. So to begin the season as the starting hooker was a real surprise.”

“The support I’ve had from the school and particularly from the staff in the PE department has been incredible,” said the 16 year old, who one day dreams of playing for New Zealand’s NRL (National Rugby League).

“I couldn’t have done it without their help and the opportunities I’ve been given whilst I’ve been at Audenshaw.”

Audenshaw School’s Director of Rugby Chris Rose, who’s been coaching Patrick since he started at the school five years ago said: “Gaining a full time contract with Wolves is a fantastic achievement for Patrick and one he’s worked incredibly hard to secure, showing impressive form to Wolves’ head scout.”

“This is the first step on the ladder for a player who’s committed, determined and has the potential to play for Super League and even internationally.”

“Sadly it means he’s played his last game for Audenshaw, but we wish him every success for the future.”