London Broncos prop forward, Lewis Bienek, has joined SuperLeague club Hull FC on a 3 year deal.
The former Academy product has decided the time has come for him to try pastures new and signed on the dotted line with the Challenge Cup Holders after visiting them over a couple of weeks.
Several SuperLeague clubs were said to be interested in the talented young player but Lewis, himself, decided that Hull FC was his destination of choice.
Bienek started out at South London side Charlton Gunners before joining the London Broncos Academy set up. He has since made his way through the levels at the club and made several appearances for the first team since signing full time at the start of the 2017 season. Bienek will, however, be back in the Broncos colours sooner rather than later as the deal sees him sign for Hull FC but come straight back to London on loan for the rest of the 2018 season.
Our Head Coach,Danny Ward, said, ” Lewis was offered a contract here back in January which he turned down in order to further his career. We did try everything to keep Lewis here in London as we want to build this club around our youth. We wish Lewis every success and look forward to him putting in the performances needed while he is still here in London.”
Bienek himself told us, “London has been a huge part of my life but I am looking forward to stepping up to that next level. I’ve worked under Danny Ward for many years and its down to him, Jamie Langley and the former Head Coach that I am becoming the player that I know I can be. I am still excited to be here for the rest of the season and I am looking forward to ripping in here at London with the lads.”
Head of Youth Development at the club, Rob Powell, has seen many young players come through the system here at London Broncos and told us, “We wish Lewis all the best in the future. But whilst it is always a shame to see players the club have developed leave, no club is ever in a position to keep all of the players that have come through their system for a variety of reasons. The first team squad currently includes more than 50% academy trained players and a number of the current under 19s have been playing first team this season. The financial gain in this type of deal helps the club in finding the next star of the future for London.”