25th May 2019, 16:59 | Bradford

Bradford sign former England Academy star

Bradford sign former England Academy star

Bradford Bulls have signed former England Academy star Joe Brown.  

Brown came through the ranks with the Bulls before moving to Wigan Warriors. He represented England Academy whilst with the Warriors as well as winning the Under-19s Academy title last year. 

Bradford Bulls Head Coach, John Kear, said: “He caught my eye at London Skolars where he was on loan, playing regularly and scoring a try a game,” said Kear, who is sponsored by Lowie Recruitment Ltd.

“His potential is there for all to see and Bradford fans will obviously know a lot about him having played for our Academy and he has also played for England Academy too.

“He can play in three positions and the fact he is a homegrown player appealed to us and I am delighted he is here and welcome him on board – now it is time for him to prove how he has matured and earn a first-team place.”

Joe Brown said: “I am really happy to be back, it was the best move for all involved and I am really happy to get the move done,” said Brown, who is available for sponsorship.

“John has obviously done a lot in the game, he is a good bloke and I cannot wait to work under him and get some good game time and earn his trust.

“Coming back to familiar surroundings definitely appealed to me, I know the place and a lot of the lads so it was a bit of a no brainer for myself.”