Duo given call-up to NE squad

TWO Ponteland teenagers will look to make a good impression after being called up to the North East Regional U16s Rugby League Academy.

Charlie Atkinson and Lewis Thompson, both Year 11 students at Ponteland High School, have been selected to represent the region in a national competition.

The players will be challenging themselves against the best players in the country during the eight games, with selection for the starting team based on their commitment, progress and attitude throughout the programme.

Head of PE at the school, Allan Atkinson, said: “Both boys have outstanding potential as rugby players. We are very proud of them and wish them well.”