By Mark Barrow
SADDLEWORTH RANGERS’ half-back Josh Bradbury is preparing for a trip of a lifetime to play international rugby league for England.
Josh, 21, has been selected for a two-week tour of Jamaica, starting on May 26, with the BARLA GB Community Lions U23s.
The 24-man squad will be playing a series of competitive games on the Caribbean island as well as going into schools to help local children develop their game.
Rangers are helping Josh fund the trip, and on Good Friday held a raffle in the clubhouse following their Standard Cup final match against Rochdale Mayfield.
Josh, who has been at the club since the age of six and currently plays for the first team alongside brother Jack, is excited to see what the trip will offer.
He said: “I’m massively looking forward to it. I’m grateful to the coaches who have picked me just from seeing me play rugby.
“It’s an amazing chance to represent Rangers and the sport in general. It’s going to be different to what I’m used to, with the change in climate, but I can’t wait to get out there.”
Back home, Josh is adamant his rugby success will continue with Rangers as they for promotion from the National Conference League, division two at the first time of asking.
He said: ‘’We’ve started the season off really well. Hopefully we can go all the way – I don’t see why not!’’
To support Josh and Rangers, come down to Shaw Hall Bank Road for Rangers’ next home fixtures against Stanley Rangers (April 2) and Hunslet Club Parkside (April 16), kick-offs 2.30pm.