WARRINGTON Wolves have welcomed 16 new players into the club's scholarship programme.

Eight of the players have come from local amateur clubs, with representation from Rylands, Latchford and Crosfields.

They will eventually be hoping to follow the same path as the 12 academy graduates who have been given first-team debuts for The Wire this year.

"We are delighted to be able to offer these young players the opportunity to join the Warrington Wolves scholarship programme," head of youth Pete Riding said.

"This environment in which we develop players is vitally important, we are committed to creating a scholarship programme that serves the needs of young players. 

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the community coaches, teachers and parents, along with the clubs Talent Identification staff, who have all done a fantastic job so far.

“We, as an organisation, look forward to working alongside them to continue to help these young men fulfil their potential.”

Warrington Wolves scholarship signings (community clubs in brackets):

Patrick Irwin (Leigh Miners), Arron Lindop (Latchford), Ben Godwin (Crosfields), Cai Taylor-Wright (East Leeds), Isaac Millachip (Rylands), Isaac Hirsch (Hunslet Parkside), Jack Walter (Latchford), Jack Ward (East Leeds), Joe Hickey (Latchford), Tom Daley (Hunslet Parkside), Ryan Edwards (Latchford), Lewis Barrett (East Leeds), Callum Sharp (Rylands), Alfie Longstaff (Lock Lane), Isaac Ramonauskas-Reid (Rochdale Mayfield), George Dean (Rylands)