Simon Pitfield & Josh Sharp Sign For 2017/18
DoR Mark Lavery is delighted to confirm that former Loughborough Students Simon Pitfield & Josh Sharp have joined the National 1 squad for 2017-18.
Lock/back row Simon, 30, 1.96m (6ft5in), 101kg (15st12lb), a Senior Account Manager at JJS Engineering in Milton Keynes joins from Loughborough Students. Simon, formerly of Northampton Saints Academy, has played for England at U18, U19 & U20 as well as England Students at 15 a side while he played 7s for both Harlequins and London Irish. He is a mobile, skillful forward who can play at lock or flanker with equal effectiveness. His experience includes playing in the Championship and British & Irish Cup.
“I am looking forward to the pre-season with the squad at Ampthill and working with the coaching team.”
Fly-half Josh, 21, 1.85m (6ft1in), 85kg (13st5lb) also joins from Loughborough Students for whom he scored a total of 301 pts including 11 tries. While a member of Saracens Academy he played a couple of games on loan with Ampthill in 2014. With brother Jake playing at pivot for Bedford Blues, the England U16 & U18 international makes it a family affair in Bedfordshire.
“I am excited to be joining Ampthill and am looking forward to working again with Paul Turner and team.”
Head Coach Paul Turner comments “I am delighted to welcome Simon & Josh to Ampthill, Simon brings athletiscism & energy increasing competition in our pack back five while Josh, a points machine, offers vision & game control through his boot.”