Chester Gladiators junior George Shaw has signed for Super League giants Warrington Wolves.
George started playing rugby league with Gladiators and has now been signed into Warrington's under 19s academy after progresseing through the club’s scholarship and academy programme over the last two years.
George, 17, who went to Bishop Heber High School, has represented Wales under 16s and has aspirations to represent the Wolves at first-grade and secure a regular place in the side.
Warrington's head of talent ID and junior pastoral care Peter Farrell said: “George initially came from a rugby union background, however has adapted to rugby league extremely well.
"He is a very versatile player playing in both the backs at centre and everywhere in the pack except hooker. He recently represented is home country Wales.
"He is an uncompromising type of player who excels in the physical side of the game. Like Pat he has fantastic work rate and is a go-to player when the team is looking for the hard yards.
Gladiators development officer Paul Foster said: "We are very proud and wish George every success in the future.
"Like a lot of our juniors, he hadn't player rugby league before coming to our club and coaches Adam Turner, Pete Ives and Phil Salisbury deserve huge credit for helping him develop.
"It further demonstrates the potential for rugby league in Chester and the opportunities that exist in the sport for young people."
Chester Gladiators are running a junior coaching programme for boys and girls aged four to 11 through the winter on Monday evenings at Upton-by-Chester High School.
There are spaces for more children and no previous experience is needed. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07512 355396.