FORMER FOLLY LANE YOUNGSTER ROBERTS JOINS THE LIONS

10 September 2020

Swinton Lions are delighted to announce the signing of promising young centre Luis Roberts for the 2021 Betfred Championship season.

Swinton Lions are delighted to announce the signing of promising centre Luis Roberts.

The 18-year old played for the Lions’ Swinton-based community partner club Folly Lane ARLFC ahead of joining Salford Red Devils last year.

Luis then appeared in the Reds’ reserve grade team at the start of the 2020 season, also saw brief first team action against the Lions during the pre-season friendly at the AJ Bell Stadium.

“I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE CHALLENGES AHEAD”

After signing a one-year contract Luis said, “I’m really excited to sign for Swinton Lions. I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead and am looking forward to being able to challenge for a regular position in the team.

“I spoke with Stuart Littler and instantly had a good feeling about the club. I am now looking to develop further as a player and to working hard with the rest of the squad.”

“WE ARE EXCITED AS TO WHERE THE FUTURE MAY TAKE HIM”

Swinton Head Coach Stuart Littler added, “Luis in an exciting young prospect who is coming to Swinton for all of the right reasons. After meeting with Luis and doing some homework on him, it is clear to see that he is very passionate about becoming the best possible professional Rugby League player he can be.

“We are therefore happy that Luis has chosen to continue that development with us and we are very excited as to where the future may take him.

“Luis actually played against us for Salford in the friendly game early in 2020, as well as performing very admirably in a well beaten Valencia side in the pre-season friendly against a strong Featherstone side. Luis completed a spell as a junior at our community partner club Folly Lane which I know will please a whole host of our fans.

“It is now an opportune time for Luis to start creating a name for himself, and we intend to provide the education and the platform to help him achieve those levels. Welcome to Swinton, Luis!”

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