25 Sep 14
By Media Team
Posted in Team News

BRONCOS ADD ADAMSON FOR 2015

Adamson, 26, a second rower or loose forward played 135 games for Salford City Reds having made his debut in 2006 at the age of 18. He signed for Bath Rugby Union in October 2012 playing a first team game against Newport Gwent dragons before joining Halifax in 2013 where he has gone on to make close to 50 appearances for the Championship side.

Head coach Joey Grima is pleased to recruit Adamson and said:

“Luke will bring a good deal of Championship and Super League experience to the side next season having previously played for Halifax in the Championship and Salford in the Super League. We’re very close to finalising our squad for the 2015 season. Our retained players along with some invited academy players are training up until the beginning of October before we all take a break and return for pre-season training at the beginning of November, we’re in a great position with our recruitment and we are deep in planning for pre-season.”

Adamson says moving back to full-time training and the way the club has presented itself is key to him joining the club.

“I’m extremely excited about joining the Broncos for 2015 and heading back into a full time environment again,” said Adamson. “I’ll be moving down away from my family and my sole focus will be rugby next year and getting the promotion back in to Super League and with the squad that’s being put together that’s a real expectation.

“The way the club was presented to me by many different parties including Joey (Grima), Hendo (Andrew Henderson) and head of strength and conditioning Mike Eccles was the main factor for joining the club. I’ve known Mike for many years and hold him in very high regard in the strength and conditioning side of things. The organisation of the club seemed first class as well.

“When I spoke to Joey everything he said about the club and where he wanted to take the club was everything that I’m after. He came over on a personal level and not just business which is really important to me.

“With the squad that’s being put together there’s loads of people I’m looking to playing alongside, Wes Naiqama and Richie Mathers in particular.”

London Broncos have agreed to the released of James Woodburn-Hall from the remainder of his contract to enable him to take up a place at university.

Woodburn-Hall said: “I made the decision to go to university this year as the offer was to good to turn down. I turned it down last year but wanted the opportunity this year and I am gutted to be leaving some of my best mates but I’m focused on a new start.”