LIONS SIGN DUO WARNE AND ASHTON FOR 2019 SEASON

11 December 2018

Swinton Lions have moved to sign promising youngsters Ashley Warne and Matty Ashton for the 2019 Betfred Championship season.

Swinton Lions are delighted to announce the signings of youngsters Ashley Warne and Matty Ashton for the 2019 Championship campaign.

Both players impressed Stuart Littler on trial at the Lions, and the Head Coach has signed both players on one-year contracts to feature at Heywood Road in 2019.

Warne is a local back-rower or loose-forward who came through the academy system at Salford Red Devils. He then settled at Bury Broncos from where he was recommended to the Lions by their Head Coach Liam Owen and former Swinton half-back Graham Holroyd.

The 23-year-old was subsequently invited on trial with the Lions during the 2019 pre-season and greatly impressed, with the result that he was offered his first professional contract. The strong forward will provide excellent back-up in the forwards and his arrival is further testament to our growing relationship with the local community game.

Ashton is a highly rated utility back, who impressed throughout his development with local community side Rochdale Mayfield.

He also had a successful year down-under, playing fullback for the Northern River Rugby League Club Mullumbimby Giants, on the border of Queensland and New South Wales.

Ashton is quick, elusive and creative and the Lions had to fight off considerable interest from other professional clubs for his signature.

You can watch Ashley and Matty and the rest of the Lions with 2019 season tickets now ON SALE and available ONLINE.

Take advantage of the early bird season ticket prices available until WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER.

Confirmed 2019 Squad

HARRY AARONSON
MATTY ASHTON
BEN AUSTIN

GAVIN BENNION

BILLY BRICKHILL
MIKE BUTT 
JOE DIGBY
ROB FAIRCLOUGH
RYAN GRAY
AARON HALL
FRANKIE HALTON
JACK HANSEN
LEWIS HATTON
WILL HOPE
PADDY JONES 
ADAM JONES
JOSE KENGA
RHODRI LLOYD
MIKE RATU
KYLE SHELFORD
ASHLEY WARNE
LUKE WATERWORTH
DALEY WILLIAMS
CHRIS WORRALL

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