Peachey Signs Extension
Posted: Thursday 9th May 2019 - 3:50 PM
Castleford Tigers are delighted to announce that Lewis Peachey has agreed a new two-year contract with the club.
The 18-year old has been touted as one of the best young prospects in Rugby League after impressing in the Tigers Academy side and representing England and Yorkshire at Academy level.
This season, the powerful forward made his first team debut in the Easter Monday clash with Catalans Dragons in Perpignan, earning plaudits from coach, Daryl Powell.
Peachey will now remain with the club until at least the end of the 2021 season.
Tigers coach, Daryl Powell is pleased to have a talent youngster like Peachey secured to the club for the next couple of seasons: “I’m absolutely delighted that Lewis has committed the next two years of his future to our club having recently made his debut for us. He has a rich future and is so committed in his pursuit of becoming an elite professional rugby league player that I am completely confident that he will be a fantastic player for the Castleford Tigers in the future.”
Jon Wells, Castleford’s Director of Rugby, praised the youngsters professionalism so far since stepping up into the first team: “We are really pleased for Lewis today. He is a fantastic young man with all the attributes to become a regular Super League player for the Castleford Tigers. He is a young prop who we will not see the best of for some time – but if the way he has handled himself in the first team environment is any guide then we have a future star on our hands.”
Head of Youth Darren Higgins has worked with Peachey for a number of years through the Tigers Scholarship and Academy sides and is looking forward to seeing his continued development: “It is with great pride that we see Lewis sign a new contract here at the club. Lewis is a product of the club’s youth performance system – having first been identified on our ETP programme. He has progressed through our scholarship programme and academy squad and is a reflection not only of Lewis’ talents and potential but also the hard work put in by a wide ranging group of staff who have supported his progress.”
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