THE SON OF GB STAR LEON PRYCE IS SET TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE IN ENGLAND ACADEMY TEST!
The England Under-16s squad to play France in the first of two tests has finally been named and the young guns are excited to represent their country. The line up is full of future stars who are already shining for their Professional scholarship clubs and Amateur teams.
One of the most anticipated features is the inclusion of Siddal Half-Back Will Pryce who is also the son of former Bradford, England and GB Half-Back Leon Pryce. Leon, now 37, enjoyed a fruitful 19 year professional career scoring over 190 tries before taking up a managerial role at Workington Town.
Will Pryce who was named in the GRM SPORT top ten under-15 players during the 2018 season has a very impressive skill-set, expect the Huddersfield Giants Scholar to show off his explosive pace and the Pryce trademark show-and-go in midfield.
Pryce also helped Siddal Under -16s win comfortably in the National Cup Final last weekend.
I recently caught up with Will to discuss his involvement in the England team. Here’s what he had to say to GRM SPORT
On winning the National Cup with Siddal
“ The season started off really slow, we lost our first two games, we had a few injuries but seem to have our mojo back now. Winning the National Cup was a huge achievement off the back of hard work we have put in this season.
On his inclusion in the match-day squad.
“I didn’t actually think I would be playing until late in the afternoon, just a few hours before it was announced. We had a session, then a team meeting and finally the news came out! I was very pleased to be included.
“ So far I would say playing for Englan will be the biggest achievement in my career so far, we won the National Cup which is big, but there is nothing bigger than playing for your country in my opinion.
On his Dad’s influence
“ My Dad has been invloved in my career since the start, he taught me everything. I have good coaches at Siddal and Huddersfield, but my dad helps me a lot when things get a bit complicated at this level. He sees things and understands the game better than anyone else. My dad is helping me get to a top level.
On being in camp with the England Squad
“ We’ve been doing a lot of team building mostly, it’s been good. We do a lot of video as a full squad and we are spread over two blocks. We’re always around each other so there is a really good sense of togetherness. To be honest the togetherness has been there from the beginning, since the youth performance sessions No one is left on their own, we are a tight group.
On his own performance expectations
“ In terms of my own game, I’m not expecting anything out of the ordinary, I am just looking to follow the game plan and the structure we have been working on. Hopefully when the time is right I can add my own individual playing style, but nothing different to what we have been working on as a group.