Errol Carter, one of the stand-out performers for the all-conquering University of Gloucestershire rugby league team, has signed with us.

Carter has enjoyed a fine run of form for the University first team, helping them win their first seven games of the season. Beginning his league career at Southampton Spitfires he soon caught the eye of the London Broncos whose academy he joined in 2014. Carter got his first taste of professional rugby playing for Oxford last season where he put in a number of strong performances on the wing.

Lee Greenwood expects the 20-year-old to carry on his strong form into 2017. He said: “I spoke to Errol last year but he probably wasn’t quite ready for League 1 at that time. Fair play to him though, he got an opportunity to play at Oxford and did well for them. He has really impressed with the University team this season and he deserves a chance to get into the first team next season.”

Carter, who hails from Brockenhurst in the New Forest, says he is looking forward to the challenge of forcing his way into the 2017 squad. “I was thrilled when I was offered a contract with the All Golds. They have a great coaching set-up and it’s a squad I’m very much looking forward to be a part of. It’s pleasing to know that my time spent at Oxford last season and my form this season for the University hasn’t gone unnoticed.

“My aim for 2017 is to earn a starting spot in the team and stay injury free as this is something I’ve struggled with during the last 12 months. League 1 is going to be even tougher than last year but I’m looking forward to the challenge. I want to continue my development as a player by working closely with all the coaching staff, that starts by ripping into pre-season next week.”

Anthony Murray, head coach of the University of Gloucestershire first team, was happy to hear of Carter’s decision to sign. He said: ‘Errol has been impressing in the student team and has a real enthusiasm for the game. He knows his way to the try line and also makes good meters from yardage. It will be a good opportunity for Errol to gain some more experience training with the first team and being in a good environment will help him become a regular first team player. Once he gets a opportunity to play I am sure he will grasp it with both hands. He’s definitely one to watch.”