Sam Baker & Mickey Wilson Sign For National 1
Mark Lavery is delighted to confirm that Nigel ‘Sam’ Baker (Cinderford) and Michael ‘Mickey’ Wilson (Esher) have joined the National 1 squad for 2016-17.
Wing Sam, 24, 1.83m (6ft), 94kg (14st11lb), was born in Wordsley, West Midlands and joins from Cinderford.
Educated at Hartpury College & Worcester University he was a member of Worcester’s academy while representing Stourbridge in National 1 & 2 before joining Cinderford, in total he has 88 appearances in the National leagues scoring 24 tries.
Capped for Gloucestershire at U18, U20 & Seniors he made his debut for England Counties in this summer’s tour to Canada.
“I am looking forward to joining up with the squad at Ampthill, a club with ambition, and working with Paul Turner on my game.”
Fly half Mickey, 27, 1.80m (5’10”), 88kg (13st12lb), was educated in Italy and joins from Esher and can also play at scrum half & full back.
Capped for Italy at every age group his senior debut for Italy ‘A’ came at scrum half in the IRB Nations Cup in 2009.
He was a member of Saracens academy where he made his 1stXV debut aged 17.
A professional with Viadana, Aironi & Rovigo his CV includes multiple appearances in the Heineken Cup, the European Challenge Cup, the Guinness Premiership and the Magners League as well as 50+ appearances in National 1.
“I am excited to be joining Ampthill and am looking forward to improving my game under Paul Turner and contributing in any way I can to the club”
Head Coach Paul Turner comments “I am delighted to welcome Sam & Mickey to Ampthill, Sam offers proven try scoring prowess while Mickey brings a wealth of experience along with great versatility.”