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Posted Tuesday, March 23rd 2021

Highly rated Fitz Harding pens senior contract

Highly rated Academy back-rower Fitz Harding has signed a new long-term contract with Bristol Bears, the club is delighted to announce.

The 21-year-old, who joined the club’s Academy from the University of Durham last summer, pens his first senior deal with the club.

Director of Rugby, Pat Lam, said: “I’m really pleased Fitz has committed his future to the Bears as we’re very excited by what he will be able to achieve for himself and the team.

He has a fantastic attitude, is extremely coachable and his actions have already earnt the respect from his teammates.

“Fitz is a great example of the number of different pathways into professional rugby, having graduated through the BUCS system, and also highlights the detailed recruitment strategy of the club.”

Senior Academy Manager Gethin Watts said: “On the back of the recent Senior Academy announcements, Fitz’s new contract underlines once again the alignment and long term planning across the organisation.

“Bears is a club that gives young players opportunities and what has been pleasing is how Fitz has taken his chance with the first team. He’s an excellent character and an example to the Academy of what can be achieved through hard work and diligence.”

Harding added: “It’s been a fantastic learning curve at Bristol Bears so far. The guys have been incredibly welcoming and my game is developing really well under Pat Lam and the coaching staff.

“We have everything here at Bristol to succeed; it’s a fantastic training facility with world class staff, so I’m excited to keep pushing hard for first team rugby.”


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