14 Jul Ravens swoop for Sevens Star Woolerton
Bridgend Ravens are delighted to announce the signing of winger Caine Woolerton on a permanent deal after a spells with Wales Sevens and Ospreys.
The 21-year-old has been around the Ravens setup over the past couple of seasons, also playing for the Ospreys Academy and A side, as well as playing on the Sevens circuit with Wales. The Bridgend Athletic product had a good spell at the Brewery Field side in the 2018/19, unfortunately picking up an injury against Llanelli after a string of impressive performances.
On signing a contract with the club he said, “The boys and the coaching staff are a top bunch and to have signed permanently for my home side is very exciting. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the new season brings especially with the boys we have.
There’s a lot of talent down at Bridgend and I can’t wait to be a part of that. I think if we use that then we can definitely have a great season and show everyone the brand of rugby we want to play.”
On bringing his Sevens skills to the 15 a side game, “I think having the exposure on the World series will definitely have an impact on my 15 a side game. In Sevens it was a lot of one on one’s and for me as a winger in 15’s that should be my bread and butter. It was a great learning curve for me and I’ve taken a lot in, hopefully I can show that this season.”
Caine also spent time with the Ospreys, playing for their U18 and A teams. “Being at the Ospreys helped me develop as a player on and off the field. They have a great set up and the boys were good to work with. Training with the likes of George North, Luke Morgan and Keelan Giles has had a great impact on my game and how I look at different situations.”
After securing Caine’s signature, Bridgend Ravens Head Coach Steve Jones commented “We are really pleased to secure the signing of Caine. Caine is another local player who has committed his playing future to the club after coming through the Ospreys academy player pathway whilst experiencing the international 7s circuit with Wales before COVID hit.
Caine has always impressed us during his time at Bridgend, and now has the opportunity to get a run of games under his belt and show everybody his ability and talent.”
By Tobias Hunt