Born in Harrogate Jake crossed the Pennines as a three-year-old and subsequently played his junior rugby with the Crosfield and Blackbrook clubs prior to joining the St Helens set up at the age of 15. Progressing through the age groups the Centre was a regular member of the Saints team which won the U19 Academy Final of 2016, having been unbeaten throughout that season, and won selection for the England Academy squad. In addition to the Academy Final ‘Speds’ also names his Super League debut against Warrington as a career highlight. Acknowledging Ian Williams, his coach at Blackbrook, as the biggest influence on his career to date Jake’s ambition is to establish himself as a leading centre in the Championship and take Widnes back to Super League. Combining rugby with his job in the Financial sector Jake is also keen on Cricket, Golf and Football, being a supporter of Leeds United.