Will Odgers Signs For Cornwall RLFC
May 6, 2022
Cornwall RLFC have completed the signing of Welsh back-rower Will Odgers.
The talented 19-year-old, who has gained age-group representative honours with Wales, has previously been part of the academy set-up at Super League side Huddersfield Giants.
After leaving the John Smith’s Stadium last year, Odgers joined Cornwall RLFC’s Betfred League 1 rivals West Wales Raiders.
But after just a handful of appearances with the Llanelli based outfit, Odgers left the club and has subsequently agreed terms with the Choughs for the remainder of 2022.
Born in Barry, Odgers also has significant family connections with the Duchy as his grandfather is a proud Cornishman.
“I was born and raised in South Wales but always preferred rugby league over rugby union,” Odgers told cornwallrlfc.co.uk.
“This is my first season in senior rugby after leaving the Huddersfield academy and I’m delighted to have signed for Cornwall. I’m buzzing to be part of this opportunity and I have always believed that in life you only have a few chances, but you must take them with both hands.
“Cornwall is definitely one of those moments for me and I can’t wait to get cracking under Neil Kelly (Cornwall RLFC head coach). He is a massively respected and distinguished coach and I believe that I will learn a lot from his guidance.
“Neil and the other people involved with the club really seem to be moving it in the right direction and I can’t wait to be a part of that.
“Cornwall is a place that I have visited regularly over the years so I know what it’s like and I am sure I will love it. Playing rugby in such a lovely place will help my own development with the club. I want to be with Cornwall for the long term and if everything goes well, it will help with my dream of playing for Wales at senior level.”
With Odgers signing in time for Sunday’s trip to Hunslet, head coach Neil Kelly says his newest permanent arrival is a welcome boost to Cornwall after suffering injuries in the pack over recent weeks.
“Will spent time at Huddersfield’s academy which gives him that rugby league experience and background,” Kelly added. “At a time where we have suffered some injuries to our middles, his arrival is a welcome boost for the club and my squad.
“He came down to train with the lads earlier this week and we moved quickly to secure his services. Will fitted in with the group straight away and I am looking forward to seeing what he can do as a footballer.”