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Macdonald's signings hits 11

Macdonald's signings hits 11

Nick Patterson1 Jul - 16:12
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Head Coach, Ali Macdonald today announced two more Senior Players he has pulled back to the Hive...

The Bees Senior playing squad continues its rejuvenation before the 2024/25 season as Head Coach, Ali Macdonald, released the names of two more players returning to the club for the upcoming season.

The two players MacDonald unveiled are Will Bentley and Harry Marshall

Will Bentley

Will is another inaugural Bees Academy member who is coming back to the club for the new season. Will's work commitments have kept him away for the past couple of years, so having him declare himself available and commit to playing the whole season is fantastic news, and another vindication of the development pathway at the club, which Macdonald introduced a few seasons back and is now seeking to relaunch at Wagon Lane.

Will, a hooker by trade, was part of a Yorkshire league-winning Colts team. Will was identified as a player with a great work ethic and was inducted into Bees Academy on the back of some notable 1st team performances when the Bees were flying high in North East 1.

Speaking of Bentley's return, MacDonald said: “Having Will back involved with the club is great for the development pathway again, but just as importantly, Will has stayed in close contact with his old mates at the club so will add to the already excellent social side of the Senior Squadas well as bringing his physicality and general playing abilities on the field”.

Harry Marshall

Another product of the Bees junior pathway, Harry returns to the Bees after sustaining a nasty injury to his ankle during last season's preseason, which ended his campaign before it could begin.

When MacDonald heard that Harry was interested in giving it another shot this season, a quick phone call was made and the Hooker cum back-rower was signed up for the 24/25 season.

On getting Harry back involved, MacDonald commented “Unfortunately Harry suffered a soft tissue injury to his ankle during the preseason last year, so we didn’t get to see what he could do on the pitch. Harry is a brilliant lad, it’s great to have him back on board for this season's campaign and I look forward to seeing what he does on the park”.

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