BRADLEY Harewood is the latest homegrown player to sign a senior contract at Chinnor.

The loosehead prop joined the junior set-up at Kingsey Road aged 11 and has completed his journey to the top of the club ten years on.

Harewood has played in all three of this month’s adapted friendlies, impressing in the double-header against Esher and the 45-7 defeat to Rams on Saturday.

The 21-year-old has almost finished his law degree at the University of the West of England in Bristol and cannot wait to kick on when the new season starts in August.

He said: “My return to Chinnor has been welcoming.

“It’s nice to be back playing for my home club, it brings a sense of pride you can’t find anywhere else.

“Training has been intense, and games even more so.

“It’s been a while for us with Covid and everything, but it’s nice to finally get back on the green.

“I think for this season the ambition is to focus on my development, really cement a position in the matchday squad, and do my best to help the club strive forward.”

Director of rugby Richard Thorpe added: “We are delighted to have brought yet another homegrown player at Chinnor through the ranks and into our senior squad.

“Signings like Bradley Harewood demonstrate our continuing commitment to develop our younger players, and bring through those that show the potential to be National 1 rugby players.

“Bradley has impressed this year with his energy, discipline and work ethic in training.

“Following two outstanding performances against Esher, he has demonstrated that he can not only survive at senior level, but make an impact with his powerful carries, tackles and work rate.”

Harewood was Chinnor’s second signing in 48 hours, after Max Heathman joined from National League 1 rivals Taunton Titans.