Keighley Cougars have announced the signing of young utility back Charlie Graham from Hull FC ahead of the 2021 season.
Building a reputation for his speed and strength on the ball, the signing of Graham adds a strike
threat to the backline and adds the sought-after option in the centres that Head Coach Rhys
Lovegrove has been looking for.
He also played with Lovegrove at Wharfedale Rugby Union, where Graham started his rugby journey.
Then at the age of 17, Charlie made the switch to Rugby League after Hull FC made the decision to
sign following a string of impressive performances for the highly acclaimed Sedbergh School in the
2017 Rosslyn Park 7s tournament.
During his three years on Humberside, Graham would predominantly feature for the Airlie Birds
reserves and academy sides where he would play in a number of positions across the backline,
including full back, centre, and on the wing.
Reacting to the news, Lovegrove said:“Charlie has been involved in a top organisation for the past three years at Hull FC and that has aided his development of a player in the sport of Rugby League.
“Not only is he young, he is strong, athletic, but most importantly, he is hungry and wants to prove
“The Cougars are the perfect platform for him to do that and when Charlie became available, I
moved quickly to secure his services and I believe he is a great acquisition for the club.”