One of Cramlington Rockets’ ex-juniors have been selected to represent Great Britain in Turkey after impressing in the university game this season.
Lewis Davey of Leeds Trinity University, 22, is part of a 20-man squad set to travel on the 2nd September and will play matches against local sides as well as running sessions to help the growth of the game in Turkey.
Davey, has recently played for the Kingston Press Championship side, Keighley Cougars while combining his studies at university and toured Hungary with the same side back in 2016.
Each player needs to raise £850 each to travel and the club is trying to raise £400 to help towards their costs. To support him click HERE.
“It is brilliant to see Lewis continue his journey in rugby league and have this opportunity” Said Rockets coach, Steven Beaty.
“We are very proud of what he's achieved int he last few years and it will be a great experience for him to continue to develop.”
"Hopefully the Rockets Family will club together and we can raise enough to make sure he is on the plane next month."
The tour runs from 2nd-10th September and includes an international test and a nines competition.
During the week, the Pioneers will deliver introduction to Rugby League sessions to local children and young people, as well as supporting the Turkish national side and existing local sides as well as running sessions to help the growth of the game in Turkey.
To make a donation to help Lewis make the plane, visit the club's Justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lewisdaveygbpioneer or click HERE.
Updated 14:25 - 2 Aug 2018 by Jeff Ball