New Halfback joins the Bears
Callum Merrett - Halfback
TT: We recently held our annual trial day and the standard was again very high, with some players really standing out. Callum was probably the most 'League 1 ready' player at the trial, showing some really nice touches and good level of skill. He is a scrumhalf and has come from a Rugby Union background, picking up Rugby League while studying at Gloucestershire University and he was the star player for the Gloucester All Golds during their 2018 Harry Jepson Trophy winning season. He is a skillful player with pace and footwork. League 1 will be a step up for him, but working with our other halves, I can see him improving quickly and getting lots of opportunity to play.
CM: I thought the trial was very well structured and also very competitive which is a good example of what is to come in future training sessions. It gave me every chance to prove what I could do and I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to play at league 1 level. During the season I want to start pushing for a starting spot in the squad and hopefully pick up a fair amount of game time. I’m really excited to get to know everyone at Coventry Bears and start training with them, also I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given and excited to show what I can offer and hopefully benefit the team as much as I can. Going off last season playing for Gloucestershire All Golds and for Gloucestershire uni rugby league to now playing in league 1 in the 2019 season is a massive challenge for me but I cant wait to get into training and get to work.