The Cornish Pirates Player Development Foundation has added another highly talented young Cornishman to its ranks in the shape of scrum half Jack Oulton.
19yr old Truro College student Jack has been part of the Exeter Academy set-up since he was 13 and has featured for Exeter Braves in the Premiership A league.
He made his Chief’s debut in Exeter's 36-22 win against Ospreys in the LV= Cup last January in a side also featuring Max Bodilly and Tom Hendrickson.
Last season he was dual-registered with Cornish All Blacks before signing for Wadebridge Camels where he played his early rugby.
"Jack has been on our radar for about 18 months and we are very pleased he is the first addition to the 2015-16 PDF programme.” said Ian Davies Cornish Pirates’ Director of Rugby.
“I'm sure Jack's game will really benefit from being with us and under the watchful eye of Gavin Cattle."
The Cornish Pirates Player Development Foundation, PDF, has proved, in its first year, to be a runaway success.
The quality of training and coaching has seen the young players quickly step up to the mark, a transition highlighted by Tyler Gendall's unfazed performance in the front row at Ashton Gate against Bristol.
The benefits have also been felt across other Cornish clubs as the players gained important game time on loan deals that helped further their rugby education.
The PDF is an important part of the Pirates community centred ethos and as such is part funded by donation & fund raising led by the Friends of Cornish Rugby (FOCR).
Private donations continue to play an important role in funding the PDF and support however large or small is greatly appreciated.
Cheques should be made payable to: Friends of Cornish Rugby
And addressed to:
FOCR C/O Tom Magill
The Cornish Pirates
Cornwall, TR18 4LY