Fylde RFC is delighted to announce the signing of Cumbrian winger or centre Henry Hadfield. The 21 year old is a product of Ullswater Community College and Penrith RUFC and has had a season and a half with Tynedale in National Two (North). He initially came to the attention of the Fylde coaches whilst he was a student at Myerscough College, being a team mate and friend of fellow new Fylde recruit, Adam McCarthy. They also both had brief spells at Salford Red Devils Academy, represented Lancashire U’20s and have appeared for Sale Jets.
Henry was also a member of the North U’20s and England Colleges squads. He made his National League debut for Tynedale in September 2015 and has made 25 1st team appearances scoring six tries in the process. His performances last season earned him a place in the National Two (North) team of the season, drawn from all 16 clubs in the division.
Henry Hadfield is the third Cumbrian recruit to the Fylde squad this summer, joining prop Mark Irving and backrow/lock Harlan Corrie.
Head Coach Warren Spragg said: “Our group of Cumbrians is growing! I’ve coached Henry at Myerscough, Lancashire 20s & Sale Jets and his competitive nature is something that has always stood out for me. He plays everything to win and that is something you can’t coach into people. He will bring a real edge in terms of physicality and I’m looking forward to seeing him pushing the other outside backs for a starting shirt.”
Fylde Skills Development Coach Dan Orwin, a Lecturer at Myerscough, said: “Henry is a big, powerful runner but was also a ball handling playmaker at inside centre whilst at Myerscough. He’s a great addition to the Fylde squad.”
Henry Hadfield said: “I’m really pleased to be moving to Fylde. I’m just excited about being involved in the set up and keen to crack on and play the best rugby I can.”