Liam Barnes Signs

Liam Barnes Signs

25th October 2017

Widnes Vikings are delighted to announce the signing of eleven young players into the Club’s Academy. With ten of these talented young players graduating from the Vikings’ Scholarship programme, this is the latest success for the Club’s youth system, which is rated as Outstanding by the RFL. 

The Vikings Media Team are taking a closer look at each player, and today it is the turn of Liam Barnes.  

Age: 16
Position: Winger, Full Back
Community Club(s): Widnes St Maries, Halton Farnworth Hornets
School: Wade Deacon

Ryan O’Brien, Youth Performance Manager at Widnes Vikings, said: “Liam is a quick and evasive outside back with a good understanding of the game.

"He has performed consistently for our U16s and demonstrated his defensive, metre-making and try-scoring ability. 

"He has shown glimpses of what he is capable of during the past two years in our Scholarship programme and has earned the opportunity to progress into the Academy."

Take a look at Liam’s highlights from 2017 above. 


2018 Stronghold Members can enjoy free access to all of Widnes Vikings Academy home games, as well as every Vikings 2018 Betfred Super League home game, including the regular Super 8s campaign. Plus, they receive a suite of exclusive Club and community discounts.

People who sign up for Membership before the 25th October can spread the cost of their early bird Membership with discounted 4.9% finance (regular rate 10%). At a price per game of just £13.33 for renewing adult Members, £14.66 for new adult Members, £5.33 for renewing Junior Members, and £6 for new Junior Members, 2018 Members can watch all the action at an incredible price.

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Liam Barnes Signs