- Date of Birth18 Mar 2003
Jake Sterland hails from Market Harborough and played for his local club during his time as a pupil at Welland Park Academy.
Now he has moved on to Brooksby Melton College after joining the Tigers Academy in 2019/20.
A keen sportsman, Jake enjoys athletics, competing in the sprints and javelin, as well as “a bit of basketball” and motocross in addition to his rugby.
“I used to play in the back row, before getting moved to outside centre and now into the back three,” he says.
“It’s quite a change, but it’s about getting used to it. I love rugby for the adrenaline rush I get playing the sport, as well as the physicality of it.”
He was part of an England Under-18 development camp during October 2020.
Getting to know you
If you could meet a famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Magic Johnson – his determination to be the best when he was playing basketball is something I’d admire. And I’m a Lakers fan.
Who’s the most famous person you’ve taken a selfie with?
I hate taking photos, I’m not that keen on them.
What three things would you want if you were stuck on a desert island?
Food, water and a bit of company.