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Lucas Slowik Signs Professional Contract

Published on 03rd April 2014 by Tom Tainton

Slowik agrees Academy deal

Lucas Slowik has agreed professional terms to join the Bristol Rugby Academy ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.

“Lucas is a very strong runner and is a real threat ball in hand"

Mike Hall

The SGS Filton centre – a member of the EPDG Gold group – has earned international honours with England U18s.

Slowik became the youngest player in the professional era to start a competitive game for the Club when, at 17 years and 268 days, he lined up against Gala in the B&I Cup.

The 18 year-old – whose brother Auguy is also a member of the Academy – scored on his debut in an impressive display.

Academy Manager Mike Hall told bristolrugby.co.uk: “We are delighted Lucas is joining us in the full time Academy next season.

“He has worked hard this year, both with his technical and tactical rugby development and also his Strength & Conditioning work.

“Lucas is a very strong runner and is a real threat ball in hand, as the fans will have seen in the B&I Cup clash versus Gala.

“Lucas has only been playing in his current position for two seasons so still has a lot to learn, but if he continues to show the same application to his development then I am sure he will make great strides over the next two years.

“It is also nice to see a recipient of the BRIS Trust’s Carol Humphreys Memorial Bursary making it through our system into the Full time Academy.”

Slowik added: “I’m delighted to be joining Bristol Rugby – the team I supported growing up. It’s a massive honour.

“The step up to professional level is a huge challenge, but one I’m looking forward to. I can’t wait to link up with my new team-mates in the summer and will work hard to fight for first team opportunities.”