Salford Red Devils sign Leeds’ England

Salford Red Devils have further strengthened their squad for next season, after they today confirmed the signing of promising young centre Brad England from Leeds Rhinos.

19-year old England is the son of 1986 Challenge Cup winner Keith England and is set to follow in his father’s Super League footsteps by appearing in the top division.

Born in Pontefract, he began his career as a junior at Normanton Knights ARLFC and moved on to Castleford Tigers as part of their U16s Scholarship squad.

He also scored the winning try for Freeston against Castleford High School at Wembley, when the national stadium re-opened in 2007.

In 2011, Castleford Tigers unveiled England as a professional academy player for the club. This season the young centre moved to Leeds Rhinos to play as part of their U19s Academy side – but will now switch across the Pennines and play for Salford under the guidance of former Leeds great Iestyn Harris.

On signing for Salford, England said: “I’ve been playing rugby league since I was small and it’s been my ambition to play in the Super League for a long time.

“I’m going to have to work hard and it’ll be a real challenge to try and make the selection for the first team next season. Salford Red Devils have got big things to come next year and I’m excited to be part of it.”