Northampton Saints can today announce that young full-back Matt Worley will join the Saints Senior Academy for the 2018/19 season.
Born in the UK, the 20-year-old, who has been playing rugby at Racing 92 for the last three seasons, made his senior debut for the Top 14 side in a friendly fixture earlier this year.
The young back moved to Hong Kong at 5-years-old where he represented them at Under-16s, Under-18s and Under-20s at scrum-half; Worley transitioned into full back on arrival in France and went on to win the Under-23s French league with Racing’s Espoirs in 2015.
And the youngster is looking forward to making the trip to Northampton this summer.
“I’m really excited to be linking up with a side that has such a history of success”, Worley said.
“Seeing the ambition of Chris Boyd and the new coaching set-up, alongside Simon Sinclair and Mark Hopley in the Academy, made the choice to join Saints an easy one."Matt Worley
“Seeing the ambition of Chris Boyd and the new coaching set-up, alongside Simon Sinclair and Mark Hopley in the Academy, made the choice to join Saints an easy one.
“Obviously, the success of the young players throughout the squad is something that was a major draw for me, you just have to look at the Wanderers to see how successful the Academy has been.
“I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into pre-season, meeting all the lads and pulling on the famous Black, Green and Gold jersey.”
Academy Manager Simon Sinclair said he was delighted to welcome Worley aboard.
“Matt’s shown he’s a hard-working rugby player in France for a few years now and we’re very happy he’s joining us this summer. He’s already got a good amount of experience for such a young player and I’m confident he’ll fit in well here.
“It’s going to be an exciting year for the whole Club; I’m looking forward to seeing what Matt and the rest of the Academy squad can do.”
Shirt sponsorship for Worley is now available for next season, with the package including:
- A visit from your player during the season
- Company logo and link alongside your player or coaches profile on the Saints website, in the match programme and on the big screen
- Sponsors evening at the end of the season, including signed shirt presentation
- Two match tickets with hospitality for a select home match
There are also a number of other players left to sponsor for next year. For more information, email [email protected].