St Helens R.F.C. are pleased to welcome Morgan Barraclough-Watson to our Under 18's side, where he will continue his rugby league development!
The young forward joins ahead of the start of the Under 18’s Academy Championship 2023 season, which kicks off on Saturday afternoon at Ruskin Drive with a match against London Broncos Academy.
Morgan’s rugby league journey has seen him play with community side Saddleworth Rangers, and after impressing he was signed to join our Scholarship team midway through his Under 16’s season. After again impressing with our Scholars, he was invited to be part of the Academy pre-season on trial.
It has been a successful trial period for Barraclough-Watson and his reward has seen him join our Academy fully with a contract for both this season and next as part of his ongoing professional development as a rugby league player.
Speaking about Morgan’s fantastic efforts, Academy Head Coach Derek Traynor told saintsrlfc.com:
“Morgan has worked extremely hard during pre season and has quite rightly earned an opportunity in the Academy. He is a mobile prop forward with good speed, and we are excited at watching him develop further over the coming 18 months.
“His attitude, commitment and dedication make him a real credit to his community club and those coaches who have helped to get him to this point.”
BE THERE TO SEE THE SAINTS ACADEMY KICK-OFF THE 2023 SEASON!
- Who: London Broncos Academy
- When: Saturday, 11th March 2023 at 12:30pm (KO)
- Where: Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP
- How: Entry will be free for all