1 Oct 2021

Giants Academy star pens first professional contract

Huddersfield Giants Academy forward Fenton Rogers has signed his first professional contract with the club. The 18-year-old, who came through Saddleworth Rangers, has spent time on loan at Oldham RLFC this season, and was named in the Lancashire squad for Academy Origin.

Huddersfield Giants Head Coach, Ian Watson said: "We're really impressed with his development over the last year and delighted to see him sign a first-team contract. He has been named in the 19-man squad this season, and we were impressed with his preparation for that game and it showed his professionalism and commitment to the club."

"He's another one that's come off the production line, but he offers something different - he's a big lad with great leg speed and he's got the thing that you can't teach: aggression. He needs to learn to manage that and control it but he's got a great skill set."

"He's got a great future and we're impressed with how far he's come over the last year and his application and effort with the first team this season."

Fenton Rogers said: "I'm delighted to sign my first professional contract with the club. I've been enjoying my Rugby and been happy with the progress I've made, and to join the first-team is a dream come true for me. 

"I'm looking forward to applying myself well, being competitive in training and working towards making my full Super League debut in 2022 and taking on board the advice that the coaching staff have for me. 

"I'm really looking forward to continuing my work with Ian Watson and the coaching staff, and I'd like to thank the club for providing me with this opportunity."

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