Hull FC: Callum Lancaster signs full-time contract

Callum Lancaster
Callum Lancaster turned down moves elsewhere to remain with Hull FC

Hull FC have handed promising winger Callum Lancaster a full-time contract until the end of 2017.

Lancaster, 17, made his Super League debut for the Airlie Birds against Leeds Rhinos at Headingley in May.

He went on to score eight tries in his next four appearances, including consecutive hat-tricks against Widnes Vikings and Warrington Wolves.

Lancaster told the club website:external-link "Hopefully I will get a few more games next season."

Along with stand-off Jordan Abdull, centre Jack Logan and half-back Harry Tyson-Wilson, Lancaster was one of four academy graduates to have made their first-team debuts during 2014.

Head coach Lee Radford said: "Callum's signing again shows the value we have in fielding and producing our own young players that have come through our system, and I'm sure he will be just one of many more over the next few years.

"In the five games he played, he showed signs of real quality and potential. He is blessed with pace and a natural try-scoring ability and we now have time to develop and hone that over the next three years."

Radford said Lancaster had been offered more money to move, but had chosen to stay with his home-town club.

"It speaks volumes for the kid that he has come back to the club to agree a deal with us for a value far less than he was offered elsewhere," added Radford.