Batley born centre Jack Broadbent signed his first senior contract with Leeds after three successful years in the academy.
Twelve tries in 20 games in 2018 was Broadbent’s best in blue and amber; a hat trick against Widnes early in the season and a playoff semi-final try at St Helens just a few of his highlights.
He made a great start to the 2019 academy season as well, scoring seven tries in eight appearances as well as appearing three times for Featherstone Rovers on dual registration early in the season, scoring two tries. Midway through the year, the centre went out on loan with Batley Bulldogs and benefited from the move to the Championship side, playing eleven times and scoring three tries before injury finished his season early.
Broadbent played his junior rugby at Batley Boys before moving to Dewsbury Moor.
The former Bruntcliffe Academy pupil was selected for Yorkshire youth squad in 2018, scoring two tries against the Australian school boys at Castleford and represented his county once again in the 2019 Origin series.
Broadbent takes his influence from former Dewsbury Moor player and NRL star Sam Burgess. Pre-match, Jack likes to listen to Losing It by house DJ Fisher but also likes songs by Ariana Grande. He would play in the NFL if it he didn’t want to be a rugby player and if he could attend any event past or present he would want tickets to see the 1966 World Cup Final.