Rookie hooker Drew Stephenson has committed himself to Fylde’s cause in the upcoming 2020-21 season.
The talented 20 year old (5’11”, 97kg) spent the first part of his life in Singapore and learnt his rugby at St Andrew’s Secondary School and Centaurs Rugby Club on the Island. His family moved to Langho and he played for nearby Blackburn RUFC from 2016 to 2019. Originally a flanker, Drew switched to hooker in 2016.
He studied Level 3 Sport at Blackburn College and earned selection for Lancashire County Under 18s and also made the trials for the North of England’s U’18s. He progressed to the Lancashire U’20s which included an appearance at Twickenham as a replacement in the Jason Leonard County Championship Final against Yorkshire in May 2019.
He joined Fylde for the 2019-20 season and made his debut as a replacement against Loughborough Students at the Woodlands in November. He was named in 14 match day squads and made six appearances during the season.
Warren Spragg said: “Drew is improving all the time due to the quality of players around him. He did a good job whenever he was called on last season and I’m sure he will continue to develop into a quality player over the next few years.”
Drew Stephenson said: “It was the excellent coaching staff that led me to join Fylde and the fact that there is plenty of additional support offered to help me tackle those areas in which I want to improve. I also knew that the players and coaches were very competitive which, in all, motivates me to do my best during training and during a game.”