Burns And Chambers Join Forces
Warrington Wolves u19 Academy signs junior England International Jordan Burns.
Jordan is a talented young player who has been training with the club's Scholarship, sponsored by Warrington Collegiate, and can play back row or centre.
He joined the Wolves from Kells ARLFC, the club from which Warrington signed Wire legend and club stalwart Gary Chambers. This link with Gary is set to continue as he becomes Jordan's head coach within the Warrington Wolves Academy U19 team.
Under 19s head coach Gary Chambers is pleased to see another Cumbrian player come into the ranks. "Jordan was recommended to me by my brother, who still has close links with Kells as do I. I watched him a few times and he's a quality player. He can play in the forwards and in the backs which is a bit of a rarity these days and he provides loads of enthusiasm. He's a really tough guy but he's got that touch of quality as well; someone who can play in both positions at that level and that standard makes his a rare commodity and that will be well utilised. We've looked into the attitude of all the young lads that we've brought in this year and they'll be no nonsense with him. He's a Cumbrian lad who wants it and he's really committed to doing well and I'm sure he'll be a smashing signing for us."
The relationship between Kells ARLFC and the Wolves has gone from strength to strength in recent years with the performance and community team visiting the club on a regular basis to deliver coaching to the young players and coach education to the coaches.
Danny Fullerton, Jordan's U16 head coach, said: "Jordan has shown outstanding commitment throughout the year, travelling the two and a half hours drive to training and back every week. I can't wait to start working with him in the U19s as he is a player I think will just keep getting better. If he keeps his feet on the ground and continues to work hard, make the right choices in life and ensure that all aspects of his development are in order then I don't see why he can't go all the way, it won't be easy and there will be many sacrifices along the way but if he wants it enough, it is there in front of him."
Jordan is enjoying progressing through the ranks at Warrington: "My family have always played rugby and I wanted to follow on from that since starting to play at around seven years old. As soon as I came down here I felt at home. I couldn't imagine the set-up and coaches being any better. I've spent a lot of time with Danny Fullerton which was a good way to get to know more about what's going on around the club. We've talked to a few of the first team players too and with Tyrone coaching us as well we've gained from his experience which gives us more of a boost as we know it's possible to get there and reach the first team."
His playing career so far doesn't end with Warrington as he has also represented England at u16 level. "It was the best experience of my life going to play in France. I couldn't have met a nicer bunch of lads and it was an experience to remember for the rest of my life."
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26, Nov, 2012