Jed Charlton First Team Second Row One of three players to sign for 2019 from Thunder’s U19s academy, the second row is a product of Gateshead Storm and captained the Academy side during 2018. He made three appearances for the First Team towards the end of the 2018 season when he started against Oldham, Doncaster and West Wales Raiders. Impressing in those fixtures by further underlining the consistency that has become a watchword of his game and showing he retains plenty of scope to develop further. Having missed only a handful of games since coming onto Thunder’s Academy system as an Under 15, he has proved to be a mainstay of age grade teams throughout his junior years. An aggressive player, the Northumbria University Student’s three League 1 appearances in 2018 demonstrated that Charlton is well suited to the demands of League 1 with further evolution expected in the upcoming season.