A PRE-inquest review has taken place in relation to the death of Bradford rugby-playing teenager Harry Sykes in 2018.

Harry, 16, died while on a trip to Carcassonne in southern France with Halifax Elite Rugby Academy (now Halifax Panthers Rugby Academy) in September 2018.

The former Queensbury ARLFC player, from Clayton Heights, was reported missing while on a trip and his body was recovered from a lake by police.

During the review at Bradford Coroners Court, Senior Coroner Martin Fleming was asked to add the Rugby Football League, Halifax Elite Rugby Academy, Loughborough College and the Association of Colleges to the Properly Interested Persons list.

Currently on the list are Harry’s family – mother Natasha and stepfather Daniel who were both present at the hearing – and former players turned coaches Lee and Gareth Greenwood.

Lee is currently head coach of Dewsbury Rams, and together with his brother Gareth they were involved in setting up Halifax Elite Rugby Academy.

Harry had been due to attend Loughborough College, it was said, and had been receiving support from the college prior to the trip.

It was also said that in 2017 and earlier on that particular day in 2018 there had been incidents of people drowning or getting into swimming difficulties reported by other members of the public.

At the end of the hearing, Martin Fleming adjourned the case for 21 days to allow for a second pre-inquest review to be arranged, and said that the full inquest into Harry’s death is set to take place over two weeks in either September or October.