Beecham and O'Mara Re-Sign for 2017
Grant Beecham and Charlie O'Mara have re-signed for next season. Tom Tsang gave his comments below on securing two more key players from last year's group.
Grant came in to strengthen the side last season, having played for Swinton Lions and Wigan Warriors U19's previously, and he had an immediate impact. Although his natural position is second-row, Grant’s ability to play a few positions meant he spent time at centre and loose forward. Despite this, Grants work-rate and effort never fell short and he quickly became a focal point for the team in attack and defence, with regular key contributions in games. I will look to keep Grant in his preferred back row slot, so we can get the most out of him.
Grant said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Bears so far and wanted to stay with the same group of players, I think we can really push for bigger things next year with the squad we are building."
I am really pleased to have managed to retain Charlie for a second year at the Bears. Charlie produced a number of stand out performances after being thrust into the first team early last year, playing in a number of positions. Eventually he settled in the fullback position and really made the shirt his own. As the year progressed Charlie went from strength to strength and turned heads in almost every game he played, drawing interest from a number of other clubs. Charlie’s potential is enormous, and we will work hard with him to help him start to meet that potential.
Charlie said; "I am delighted to of extended my contract for another year with the Bears. I really enjoyed last year and I think the club is only going to progress even more. We surprised some big teams last season in terms of our performance and I hope that continues through into 2017. I'm looking forward to getting stuck into preseason and working hard in the new year."