Academy Manager Jonathan Pendlebury has announced that Callum Sirker and Will Wilson will join Wasps’ senior academy squad for the 2018/19 season.
Sirker re-joins Wasps having been with the England Sevens programme. The 20-year-old winger was previously an England U16 international while part of Wasps Junior Academy.
Wilson also re-joins Wasps having completed his studies at Oxford University. The 21-year-old appeared in two Varsity matches and made a handful of A League appearances for Wasps during his time at Oxford.
Jonathan Pendlebury said:
“It is great to be able to add two talented players like Callum and Will to our Senior Academy squad for next season.
“They have both flourished in their time away from the club and we cannot wait to have them back in the Wasps setup.
“Adding Callum and Will means we will have a larger 14-man Senior Academy squad next season, which will enable us to play a fuller role in first team training as an academy group.
“The pair, along with other senior academy players will have early opportunities to impress in the Premiership Rugby 7s and the pre-season development XV fixture vs Coventry ahead of the season.”
Sirker and Wilson join the following players in the senior academy next season:
Cameron Anderson (centre)*
Tim Cardall (second row)*
Kieran Curran (back row)*
Owain James (full back)
David Langley (prop)
Gaby Oghre (hooker)
Will Porter (scrum half)
Will Simonds (centre/full back)*
Sam Spink (centre)*
George Thornton (prop)
Jacob Umaga (fly half)
Tom Willis (back row)
*denotes new signings in senior academy for 18/19