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Lions land fans’ favourite Jack Houghton!

19 October 2023

Former Crusaders forward set to be a big hit at Swinton!

We are delighted to announce that forward Jack Houghton has signed for the Lions ahead of the 2024 season.

Jack is 26 years old and emerged through the Widnes Academy system, before entering the professional game with North Wales Crusaders. In 2023 he was arguably Cru’s stand out player, and emerged as something of a cult hero as the Welsh club stormed to the League 1 Play-Off Final. We are sure that Swinton fans will also take Jack to heart as the new season unfolds!”

Lions’ Head Coach Alan Kilshaw said, “Jack has been a real fans’ favourite at North Wales Crusaders and his performances this season have gained a lot of attention from other clubs. We are therefore delighted he has joined the Lions and we are very confident he can take his game to new heights with the environment and support he will have at our club. He’s a big unit and carries the ball really well and defends tough, and we are sure he can develop these qualities further in a Swinton shirt next season.”


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