Our next player focus is on another recent signing Harry Aaronson.
What’s a TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) athlete ?
It’s an athlete with talent who’s on a support programme to help such athletes to balance the demands of their sport and the demands of their studies.
Harry’s dad is a massive rugby league fan so Harry was taken to watch games while a very young boy and he too was soon hooked on the sport.
He always wanted to play for Oldham, his home-town club, but as events turned out his first pro club was Swinton Lions, to be followed by Keighley Cougars where he he received the Cougars’ Young Player Of The Year Award in 2017 and then made 19 first-team appearances in 2018.
Despite all that he re-signed for Swinton Lions and later came to Oldham on loan, playing his first game in red and white on June 2, 2019 against Doncaster.
Away from rugby, Harry likes to watch Oldham Athletic and he also plays golf. His heroes are his dad and Halifax scrum-half James Woodburn-Hall, while Bradford prop George Milton is the best player he has played against.
Cameron Leeming would be his guest on a desert island. “He’s a good laugh and we’d have a good time,” said Harry,, who summed up the season so far like this:
“We’ve been good in patches but we need to follow up the excellent performances at home against Newcastle and Doncaster by also beating Coventry and Hunslet away to get momentum going into the play-offs’
“Top spot is in Whitehaven’s hands but we’ll hopefully finish no lower than second.”