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30 October 2018

The club is delighted to confirm the signature of upcoming star Billy Brickhill on a one-year deal for the 2019 season.

Picture credit: Rochdale Hornets

Swinton Lions are delighted to announce the signing of exciting youngster Billy Brickhill for the 2019 Championship season.

The versatile player, who can cover in the halves, hooker and loose forward, joins from Championship rivals Rochdale Hornets on a one-year deal, which will see him develop under Head Coach Stuart Littler.

The 21-year-old picked up Rochdale’s Young Player of the Year Award at the end of the 2018 season, rounding off an impressive campaign under then-Rochdale coach Alan Kilshaw.

Brickhill is the third new face to join the Lions, alongside experienced centre Daley Williams and impressive forward Frankie Halton.

The Cadishead Rhinos youngster has developed through the ranks, joining Rochdale from Gloucestershire All Golds whilst also spending time at North Wales Crusaders. He has also represented Lancashire at under 18’s level.

“I’m really looking forward to starting pre season with Stuart and the team. I will be looking to hit the ground running building on from a good 2018 season.

“Having spent some time with Stuart and discussing his plans for 2019 it felt right to sign for Swinton.”

The Lions’ latest recruit puts pen to paper on his contract with the club, welcome Billy!



Head Coach Stuart Littler explains that he’s had his eye on the promising star,: ” Absolutely made up to be able to announce the signing of last year’s Rochdale Young Player of the Year, Billy Brickhill. He is a player who has been on our radar for a while after making steady progress over the past couple of seasons.”

“Last year saw Billy step up to the Championship and adequately cover in numerous positions throughout the season. After meeting with Billy and his dad I am 100% certain he is a good fit for our club.

Littler added,:”Billy is another young professional who is keen to develop and learn and really seems to buy into the culture I would like to create. Billy sets himself high standards and I am looking forward to what he will bring to our team.”


On the latest addition, Swinton Lions Chairman Andy Mazey told swintonlions.co.uk: “Billy is a player Stuart has admired for some time. He has impressed this year when stepping up to the Championship and has been a top performer for Hornets in walking away as the young player of the year, so it’s a big coup for us to have secured his services from a local rival.

“Billy is an ambitious player who is developing and improving year on year and has established himself in the Championship this season following a very successful spell with All Golds in League One, where he won the 2017 fan player of the year award.

“Before that he successfully represented North Wales Crusaders, picking up their 2016 young player of the year award.

“He is yet another local lad who has spent time with Salford Red Devils Academy and buys into Stuart and the vision we have for this club and I’m sure he will prove a huge hit with our supporters in 2019.”

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