- DOB20 Oct 2000
First plying his trade at Millfield School, fast-footed winger Josh Gillespie quickly rose through the ranks of the Saints age-groups and signed on with the Senior Academy ahead of the 2019/20 season.
Gillespie had already featured for Saints' first team before signing his first full-time contract, coming off the bench against Wasps in the Premiership Rugby Cup in November 2018 to become the youngest Northampton debutant of the professional era aged 18 years and 15 days at the time.
The winger's speed quickly became his calling card and Gillespie's appearances in Saints side at the 2018 and 2019 Premiership Rugby 7s tournaments cemented this.
International recognition followed, with Gillespie featuring for England Under-18s in 2019 before donning the Red Rose again, this time for the England Under-20s, the following term.
And the young winger would add another senior appearance to his tally in 2019/20 – scoring his first Saints points as he came off the bench against Bristol Bears – before featuring in Northampton's last outing of the 2020/21 season at Bath after a successful year with Bedford Blues as part of Saints' strategic partnership with the Championship outfit.