Two west Cumbrian teenagers have signed for a professional rugby league side for a second year.

Tom McKinney and Miller Dalton, both from Whitehaven, play for Warrington Wolves' under-16s side.

The youngsters, who previously played for Hensingham Amateur Rugby League Football Club, signed last year but only played one match because of the pandemic.

They must have made a sufficient impression during their time at Warrington, as they have been offered scholarship contracts for a second year.

Chris McKinney, Tom’s dad, coached the boys at Hensingham and is also the club’s youth chairman.

He said: “The lads themselves have enjoyed it and obviously they must have done alright because Warrington asked them to sign terms for this year as well.

“There’s a fair commitment with the travelling down there but the lads seemed to enjoy it and have fitted in.”

Tom plays as a prop forward and Miller plays in the second row.

Both are 15 and attend St Benedict’s School in Whitehaven.

They joined Hensingham at the age of seven and also played for the school team.

Chris said: “It’s something they wanted to do and obviously I support it.

“It’s something that they’re passionate about.”

But he stressed that the important thing is to enjoy playing the game.

“Anything’s possible I suppose," he added.

"I try to keep [Tom] grounded.”