Whitehaven Rugby League are delighted to announce the return of Karl Olstrom to the LEL Arena and will go straight into Jonty Gorley’s plans for this weekend’s fixture vs Sheffield Eagles.
Olstrom returns to the LEL Arena following a break away from Rugby League. Olstrom picked up an injury in the Championship fixture vs Oldham at Stalybridge last season and then decided to step away from the professional game. He has now been back with the club for several weeks training and has now signed a deal to resume playing.
Haven head coach Jonty Gorley spoke saying “Karl has been training with us for about 6 week now. He has trained very well and never missed, earning himself a place in my squad. Karl brings plenty of enthusiasm and is always one of the fittest and strongest.
If Karl continues to train as he is, he will no doubt be a valuable member of the squad, as he can play a number of positions, although he is predominantly a middle forward. Karl, like the rest of the squad has got the attributes to play championship rugby.”
Director and member of the football committee Ashley Kilpatrick said “It’s great to have Karl back at the club. Karl got an injury against Oldham last season that hampered his season. He then took some time away from the game and then went back to Wath Brow. Since his return Karl has trained with the club and has trained the house down he has really impressed jonty & his staff. An on fire Karl Olstrom is arguably one of the best forwards in the league, his work ethic & his engine are second to none he brings that utility value to us as well. I can’t wait to see Karl back on the field representing his hometown club once again.
Pictured (L-R) Kevin Hetherington (Assistant coach), Jonty Gorley (Head Coach), Karl Olstrom and Stephen Kirkbride (Assistant coach)