Callum Abbott Signs New Cornwall Contract
January 19, 2024
Cornwall RLFC are delighted to announce that Callum Abbott has signed a new one-year contract with the club, keeping him with the club for the 2024 Betfred League 1 season.
Abbott, 25, the son of Cornwall RLFC head coach Mike, made his debut for the Choughs in the side’s home defeat at the hands of Oldham in August last year.
It was nearly a dream debut for Abbott as he seemed set to score a try with his first touch of the ball. However, play was pulled back for an infringement, dashing Abbott’s hopes of scoring one of the fastest debut tries in professional rugby league history.
Born in St Helens, Abbott played for amaetur clubs Leigh Miners and Haydock Warriors before relocating to Cornwall.
Whilst in the Duchy, Abbott has represented the Cornish Rebels and as a teenager, played for the side when they faced a St Helens academy outfit at the Totally Wicked Stadium in 2017.
“I’m to have signed for another year with the Choughs,” Abbott told cornwallrlfc.co.uk. “With the lads that we have brought in and the way we finished last season, with improved performances in the second half of 2023, I think we can push on again.
“Last season for me, it was great to be around the lads and I was so proud to make my debut against Oldham.
“I’ve had a taste of playing at League 1 level and I want more of it. We have friendlies and the Challenge Cup before we start our league campaign, one that is going to exciting for me personally and for the club.”
Meanwhile, Cornwall RLFC player-assistant coach David Weetman, added: “Callum had to be patient last year but his involvement towards the back end of the season was reward for his hard work in training.
“He’s been with us right from the start of pre-season this time round and is a valuable member of our squad, adding depth in a number of positions.”