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Mikey Wood – a major capture for the Lions!

24 October 2023

Former Sheffield and Bradford star joins Swinton!

The signing of the 6 foot versatile forward Mikey Wood represents a significant capture for the Lions and we are thrilled to welcome him to Swinton on a two-year contract!

Mikey originally hails from Huddersfield and is now 27 years old. He signed for his local club the Giants in 2016, and whilst biding his time there enjoyed successful loan periods at Newcastle Thunder and Bradford Bulls. He signed on a permanent basis for the Bulls in 2019 and went on to make over 50 appearances for the Odsal club. After another loan period in the Championship with Newcastle Thunder, he arrived at Sheffield in 2022 and has since had two outstanding seasons as the Eagles battled towards the top end of the Championship.

Swinton Head Coach Alan KIlshaw said, “Mikey’s capture not only shows our intent as a club, but it also demonstrates how attractive playing for Swinton Lions has become. Mikey has been a regular in a top end championship side this season with Sheffield Eagles and was well sought after by a number of clubs. I have worked with Mikey before although only for a short period, and was impressed with his technical ability and his game smartness. He is a good size and a very good ball playing middle at 13 or front-row and can also do a very good job as an edge back-rower. We are delighted to have him at the Lions for the next two seasons.”


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