Whitehaven RLFC has secured the signature of Scotland’s youth international Aaron Purewal for the 2021 season after a successful month’s trial. Aaron is a 23-year-old winger and has come highly recommended by the club’s scouting contacts north of the border. With the Whitehaven squad being light in the backline due to injuries suffered and departures, the football committee shifted to look at strengthening the team in this area. Aaron was brought in on trial and has shown the coaching staff that he has potential and has agreed to stay at the Recre until the end of the season.
Director Ashley Kilpatrick has been pivotal in securing this signing, he said: “Aaron has been here on a month’s trial and after speaking with Jonty and Charlo they are really excited by what they’ve seen in Aaron, he is very quick and a natural athlete. Aaron may be new to rugby league, but we feel as a club he has all the attributes to be a big hit in the sport and we’re delighted to have him until the end of the season."
Assistant coach Jonty Gorley says Aaron is promising: "It's fantastic to sign Aaron for the season, this gives us a chance to see what he will be like in a league environment. His initial month’s trial was promising, he comes with good pedigree as a union winger, having played for Scotland through the age levels as well as playing a high standard of rugby union with GHA in Glasgow and Richmond in London.
“Aaron has settled in well and looks like he has already got some great rugby league attributes, he talks really well at training, has good balance and agility, and has pace to burn. We have given him a chance now at Whitehaven to hopefully fulfil his potential, which could help him make the Scotland squad for the RLWC 2021 later this year."
The club hopes that the fans will get behind Aaron as the squad look to push on from their positive start to the season.