Farnworth Signs New Three Year Deal

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15th May 2018

Widnes Vikings are delighted to announce that England Academy star, Owen Farnworth, has put pen-to-paper on a new three-year contract, committing his future to the club until the end of the 2021 season.

Farnworth made his debut for the Vikings in the 2017 season, starting against Leeds Rhinos at loose-forward on Easter Monday, whilst also making his home debut in 2018 against Hull FC.

The outstanding forward, 19, has been selected in England squads at every stage of the international youth pathway. He proudly played his community rugby league with Chorley Panthers, before linking up with the Vikings. 

Owen Farnworth, says: “I’m very happy to have signed my new deal and to commit to the club for another three years.

“I’ve been here for a while now, and with all the young lads coming through at the minute and also committing to the club, it’s exciting to see what we can do as a team in the future. I made my home debut this year and I want to build on that experience. 

“Hopefully I can continue to work hard, impress and then push further into the first team squad.”

Denis Betts, Head Coach of Widnes Vikings, says: ““Owen is a tremendous talent, and we can see him improving all the time.

“He is working very hard at the moment in the first team, and to be offered a contract of this length is testament to his commitment and progress from the Academy system.”

“He is a player who has been pursued quite heavily, so it is a fantastic move by the club. I’m excited to see what he will achieve in the coming seasons”

Phil Finney, Head of Youth Performance at Widnes Vikings, says: “Owen is a great example to other young players who aspiring to pursue a career in professional rugby league.”

“His committed attitude, and dedication to progressing and improving as a player, makes his a very exciting prospect for the future.”

“Much credit must go to Chorley Panthers, where Owen played his community rugby, who provided him with a great platform to embark upon a career with the club.”

Owen is proudly sponsored by Widnes Metal Recycling.

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