Josh Hartshorne Signs New Cornwall Contract
February 7, 2024
Cornwall RLFC are delighted to announce that Josh Hartshorne has signed a new one-year contract with the club, keeping him in the Duchy for the 2024 Betfred League 1 season.
Hartshorne was one of the club’s stand-out performers in Cornwall’s first professional season as he picked up both the Players’ Player and Player of the Year awards.
Previously, Hartshorne had played for National Conference League side Thornhill Trojans, but excelled when in a Cornwall shirt playing in League 1.
Last season, Hartshorne’s game time was limited to just a handful of appearances at the beginning and end of the campaign. However, he played a lead hand in Cornwall’s history-making 18-12 win over Rochdale Hornets on the final day of last term, and he will be looking to continue that form into 2024.
“I am really pleased to be back with Cornwall for what should be another really productive and progressive season for the club.
“We produced some really good stuff at the back end of the season and I was really proud to be involved, especially the Rochdale game.
“It was a really special day for the club and I hope that we have plenty more of those together, as a group in this new season.
“We start on Saturday with a really tough game against York Acorn. I know from my days at Thornhill that they will be bang up for it and fancy their chances.
“But we know what we are capable of and I am sure that it will be a fantastic occasion, just like the Challenge Cup game against Mayfield was for us last year.”
Meanwhile, Cornwall RLFC head coach Mike Abbott, added: “Josh finished the season really well for us and we will be looking for him to continue that in 2024.
“We have some really good competition for places in the middle of the park this season and Josh coming back only strengthens our options in that department.
“I know Josh is eager to capture that form from our first year on a regular basis and I have every faith in him being able to do that.”