Height 6 feet 2 inches
Weight 96 kgs
D.O.B 2, June 1993
Joined Club 25/03/2018
Will be looking for a fresh start after suffering a devastating injury in the 2019 season opener at Sheffield Eagles. Thankfully he has made a good recovery, and will continue to be proud to represent his home-town club, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Jim Hope who played for Swinton between 1957 and 1966.
Hope made his Swinton debut in March 2018 following a stint with Sheffield Eagles. He had originally come through the Folly Lane ARLFC system before joining the Salford Academy set up. He subsequently played four times for the Salford first-team, before going on loan to Oldham and Sheffield Eagles during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
After joining Oldham on a permanent transfer he helped the Roughyeds to the 2015 League 1 title. He spent 2016 with Oldham in the Championship, before transferring to Sheffield Eagles for 2017. Through family connections Will qualifies for Ireland, and he played for the Wolfhounds during both the 2017 World Cup and the 2018 European Championships.
Will is undoubtedly a leader in the Swinton squad, and a player of true Championship calibre. He leads by example, with good ball skills, an ability to make hard yards, and is clinical in the tackle.
SQUAD NUMBER : 13
Swinton Stats: Heritage Number 1264; Appearances 19; Tries 3.
Previous Clubs Folly Lane ARLFC, Salford Red Devils, Oldham, Sheffield Eagles.