Aviva Premiership: Callum Chick signs on with Newcastle Falcons
Last Updated: 21/01/15 6:12pm
England U18 international Callum Chick has signed his first professional contract with Newcastle Falcons.
The back row forward. who featured in a friendly against Sale in November, will join the club's senior academy and their manager Mark Laycock believes he is earmarked for greater things.
He said: "Callum first came onto the Falcons radar as a 12-year-old at the Land Rover Cup. He was a member of the Northumberland School of Rugby programme and has represented England at Under 16, 17 and 18 level as well as making an appearance for the Falcons A Team during their November friendly against Sale.
"He is not only a talented player but is also very dedicated and committed to his rugby and has natural leadership ability. We are very much looking forward to him training with the Senior squad once he finishes his A Levels.”
Chick said: "I am delighted to sign for Newcastle Falcons, I've been a keen Falcons fan from a young age and have always wanted to run out for the team at Kingston Park. This contract brings me a step closer to that dream.”
Already this season four Senior Academy players - Simon Hammersley, Sean Robinson, Chris Harris and Tom Penny - have made their Premiership debuts for the club.