Harper secures academy contract at Leeds Rhinos

Jordan Harper
Jordan Harper

A TEENAGER from Wakefield is aiming to become a Super League star of the future after signing an academy contract with Leeds Rhinos.

Jordan Harper, 16, has put pen-to-paper on a two-and-a-half year contract at Headingley following a highly successful scholarship at the Super League giants.

Jordan started playing rugby at Crigglestone All Blacks before joining Normanton Knights, where he was coached by former Wakefield Trinity Wildcats legend Billy Conway.

The Outwood Grange Academy student enjoyed a brief spell within the Wildcats’ scholarship programme before moving to Leeds and he has gone on to represent Yorkshire and England U16s.

Having followed in the footsteps of older brother Nathan, who progressed through the Wildcats’ scholarship and academy ranks, Jordan is now hoping to cement his place in the Rhinos’ academy and follow the dream of earning a professional contract at the club in the future.

The Rhinos and Wildcats U20s academy sides go head-to-head in the Valvoline Cup play-off semi-finals tomorrow, Saturday.

The game will be played at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium with a 2.30pm kick-off.

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