Phillips signs back on for 2019

Phillips signs back on for 2019

5th November 2018

Whitehaven RL are delighted to announce the re-signing of Scottish international Callum Phillips on a 1 year deal.

Phillips is a flair player who is equally at home in the halves or hooker role and even slotted in at full back this season showing his skills as a utility player throughout the spine of the team. 

Speaking about signing back on for the 2019 season Phillips said “It was tough going at times last season with the small squad we had and the amount of games we played, but we had a close group of lads and the crack was good so that carried us through and even though we just missed out on the play offs it was still a good year.

Gary and Jonty will attract a lot of local players to the club and both have great knowledge of rugby and how to manage a group of lads so I’m confident they’ll do a great job.”

Club Director Mark Stamper said "Callum is a top quality player and a vital part of the team, not only does Callum show his worth on the pitch but he also brings a lot off it and has been a great help to the club since joining, everyone is delighted that he has chosen to wear the Chocolate Blue and Gold again for another year."

Callum is the 11th confirmed player for Gary Charlton’s 2019 squad and the first since the club moved out of special measures last Friday. With the move out of special measures the club will be looking to announce more faces over the coming weeks. 

Pictured with Callum (Middle) is Assistant coach Jonty Gorley (Left) and new club director Matthew Stephenson (Right) 

Phillips signs back on for 2019