Widnes promote four youngsters

Widnes Vikings have announced that four members of the club’s 2020 Reserves have been promoted to the First Team ahead of the 2021 season.

Oliver Brookes, Will Tilleke, Josh Wilde and Daniel Hill will all be part of the Vikings First Team squad in 2021.

Brookes is a winger. He made a try-scoring appearance in pre-season at Rochdale Hornets in 2020. A try that was voted the club’s best of the year.

Back-rower Wilde was also on the scoresheet during that pre-season visit to the Crown Oil Arena, as he became a key figure for the Reserves, scoring in their closely fought defeat to Super League outfit Wakefield Trinity.

Prop-forward Tilleke impressed during his spell with the Academy before also featuring for the club’s Reserves last season.

Fullback Hill is an exciting prospect who has impressed at Scholarship, Academy and Reserves levels before joining up with the First Team ahead of the 2021 season, looking to learn from, and follow in the footsteps of, current club captain Jack Owens.

All four players are a product of the Vikings Academy system, having worked their way through the system before being promoted to the First Team.

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