Post Match Payney – Hemel Stags

Newcastle Thunder completed their pre-season programme with an excellent 28-16 win over Hemel Stags, in a game where the club gave a run out to some of the talented young players coming through its academy ranks.

A total of 10 players from the North East were part of the match-day squad on Saturday as they continue their development within the club’s pathways.

With so many homegrown prospects part of Saturday’s squad, first team assistant and academy head coach Michael Heap gives his thoughts on Saturday’s performance in the video above