BV is number 8

Ben Vernon has re-signed for the 2019-20 season.

The former Hutton Grammar School student is another Fylde player with a distinguished career at junior and senior levels. He played his junior club rugby at Tarleton RUFC and was capped by England at U’16s & U’18s level alongside team mates such as Owen Farrell. At a senior level Ben has been capped by Lancashire and England Counties U’20s.

Ben, 27, joined Fylde in the 2012-13 season and quickly earned a regular 1st team place. He has made 153 appearances over seven seasons at the Woodlands. Like so many talented flankers who feature in much of the very tough tackle breakdown collisions, Ben’s career has been dotted with injuries which have somewhat restricted his appearances. He’s quick, mobile and strong and is a real asset all over the pitch.

Warren Spragg said: “‘BV’ was excellent for us last season, reaching 150 games and captaining the side when Adam Lewis was out through injury. He has become a senior figure in the squad and has earned the respect of everybody at the Club by the way he puts his body on the line each time he plays. His leadership and experience will be an important part of next season’s push and we are delighted he sees his future at Fylde.

Ben Vernon said: “I’m delighted to be resigning for Fylde. There was no doubt in my mind that I would be signing anywhere else. It’s an exciting time to be part of the Club in its Centenary year. With the young talent we have coming though, I’m looking to building on the success of last season and pushing for that promotion.”

Ben Vernon will be sponsored in the 2019-20 season by the KR Group.