SWINTON LIONS LAUNCH DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
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Swinton Lions RLFC and the Lions Foundation announce their partnership with the Rugby College to launch the Swinton Lions Development Academy.
13 August 2019
The club can confirm the transfer of utility-back Matty Ashton to Warrington Wolves for the 2020 season.
Swinton Lions can confirm the transfer of winger Matty Ashton to Warrington Wolves for the 2020 season.
The 21-year-old has been in incredible form during the 2019 season, scoring 23 tries in 22 appearances to currently top the try-scoring charts in the Betfred Championship in his first year in professional rugby league.
Winger Ashton impressed throughout his development with local community side Rochdale Mayfield before making the move to the Lions at the end of last year. He also had a successful year down under playing full-back for the Northern Rivers club Mullumbimby Giants, on the border of Queensland and New South Wales.
Making his full debut against Sheffield Eagles in the Lions’ season opener, Ashton scored his first and second tries for the club in a narrow defeat for Lions away at Halifax and recently scored four tries against Leigh Centurions.
Matty Ashton will continue with his role in helping Stuart Littler’s side push up the Championship table before joining up with Warrington Wolves at the end of the 2019 season.
Following the announcement, Matty Ashton said:”I’m extremely grateful to Stuart and all the staff for giving me an opportunity to play at this level and improving me as a player.
“It was a proud moment for me and my family to pull on a Swinton shirt, and I’m grateful to all the fans that have supported me and the team home and away have made it an incredible journey.
“I feel like I’ve made some mates for life and it’s a year I’ll never forget. It’s a dream come true for me now to move on to full time rugby league, but I thank Swinton for making it all possible.”
The club would place thanks to Matty for all his efforts in a Lions shirt and look forward to his performances for the rest of the season ahead of his move to the Wire. Good luck, Matty!