Williams earns new deal
Young centre signs two-year contract
By James Mason. Last Updated: 05/02/10 3:14pm
Williams: Hot prospect
Bath has successfully renewed the contract of Ben Williams with the talented centre signing a new two-year deal.
"It is really rewarding for us as a club to see a young player like Ben come through the ranks who can challenge the more senior players each week. We think he is one to watch for the future"
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The 20-year-old has impressed since joining the academy, becoming one of the club's top rising stars.
Williams has made three first-team appearances for Bath, most notably against Worcester Warriors in the Guinness Premiership.
The performances of Bournemouth-born Williams have earned the centre a call-up for the England U16s and U18s, touring Australia with the latter.
The talented individual is delighted at extending his stay at The Rec, admitting that he can learn a lot from the senior players in the team.
He said: "It is really good to play and train alongside the senior boys. They help make things so much clearer and offer such a good understanding of the game - which is great.
"When you are offered the chance that I have been, you just want to grab it and really go for it.
"I really enjoy playing for Bath Rugby and living in Bath too. It is a great city and a great club."
Skills and defence coach Brad Davis is looking forward to seeing what the young prospect can do and believes Williams will develop massively.
He said: "Ben is a big, abrasive centre who has good all-round skills.
"His performances to date have shown a great deal of promise and we are all expecting him to keep on developing as a player.
"It is really rewarding for us as a club to see a young player like Ben come through the ranks who can challenge the more senior players each week.
"We think he is one to watch for the future."