Tyler Walton First Team Middle Sponsor Lowes Financial Management Ltd North Tynesider Tyler Walton is one of five home-grown youngsters to earn a berth in the senior squad for 2020 after graduating from the club’s academy. Proud to hail from Howden, the youngster is rated as one of the best players in terms of skills to have come through the Thunder pathway and provides lots of threats on the field. A player who has been playing at Under 19s level a year young in 2019, the change of the age-grade structures for 2020 have afforded Walton the chance to take another step forward in his ongoing development. Playing the game from Under 12s level, the Wallsend Eagles product joined the Thunder academy pathways at Under 16 level but continues to turn out for his community club whenever he is able to. Impressing throughout the year by showing no ill effects after losing all of the 2019 pre-season to injury, Walton is another example of the club producing talented players that are able to form the local core of the Thunder first team in coming seasons.