South African teenager swaps Edinburgh for Bath
TRANSFER NEWS: Edinburgh confirmed that teenage centre Jordan Venter has joined English Premiership side Bath with immediate effect.
Venter, 19, makes the permanent move to The Rec having joined the Scottish capital club last December.
“Jordan is a hard-working player with a great attitude, but given the current competition for places in the centre, and Jordan’s ambitions for more game time, we felt it was the right time for him to move on and test himself in another playing environment,” coach Mike Blair, said.
“We wish him the very best moving forward and thank him for his commitment to the jersey during his time in Edinburgh.”
Venter joined Edinburgh straight after the conclusion of the South African academic year in 2020 – from Stellenbosch’s Paul Roos Gymnasium school.
Bath Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper said: “Jordan is someone we have seen potential in for a long time.
“He is a young, dynamic centre, who can also play wing, and we have watched a lot of him.
“He is very ambitious, very hungry and has a lot of attributes we look for off the field too.”
Born and raised in George, Western Cape, Venter represented South Western Districts at an early age.
In a bid to further his career, Venter made the move to Stellenbosch’s Paul Roos Gymnasium .
He was named in the under-16 Western Province Elite Squad before a shoulder injury derailed Venter’s bid to compete at Craven Week.
Venter was also named vice-captain of the South Africa Under-18 Sevens.