Sanders, who is one of a number of Chargers players to have been scouted by the Cooperative Championship premiers, has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the world of rugby league since taking up the game as part of the Chargers first ever under-16s side in 2008. He has already played for the Eagles in cup games and friendlies and was part of the England side beaten by Australia in last month's Student World Cup final, but Sunday's victory over York City Knights was the first taste of action in the Cooperative Championship for the 21-year-old from Clowne.
"Lee has always had plenty of ability but he's backed that up with hard work, dedication and an eagerness to learn," commented current Chargers head coach Rob Potts who first coached Sanders in the club's Under-16s side.
"A growing number of our players are now on scholarships at the Eagles and elsewhere and Lee's achievements are an inspiration to them all."
Chargers chairman Ged Connolly-Thompson added: "This area has the potential to be a real hotbed of rugby league talent. We now run a variety of teams ranging from primary school to open age and, whether they're looking to follow a professional pathway or just to have fun and stay fit, we're always happy to welcome new players."
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