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Full back Alfie Edgell was one of eight players to join the Academy in 2021 after only a year in the scholarship.

Edgell made a great start to life at Leeds, scoring a try on his first scholarship appearance against Newcastle Thunder. He went on to start four consecutive games mid-season, scoring twice in a 52-0 win over Bradford Bulls at Emerald Headingley Stadium. At the end of the season, he was awarded the Under-15s player of the season, setting him up for a big year in 2020.

Mark Butterill’s side were unable to take to the field though due to Covid and instead, Edgell returned to the club as an Academy player in 2021. Despite injury ruling him out of the first matches, he returned against Newcastle Thunder

Edgell started playing his junior rugby at Kippax, he won three Castleford Cups and a Leeds Cup. He also played in the BARLA cup final in 2016, which is his most memorable rugby moment. He also had cup success with his high school Brigshaw, winning the Leeds Cup and Yorkshire Plate twice. He played in this year’s competition, beating Crawshaw in the year 11 final.

Outside of rugby, Alfie likes to listen to Canadian rapper Drake and would interview MMA star Conor McGregor if he met the Irishman. He would also buy a mansion if he won the lottery.