James Coyle signs on!
Friday 14th December 2012
Former Wigan star joins the ranks
Workington Town are pleased to announce the signing of half back James Coyle.
The 26 year old former Wigan, Widnes, Oldham and Barrow player last night signed on the dotted line to further strengthen Town's already impressive squad.
He played in Wigan's Academy setup in 2002 and 2003 and was handed the inaugural Edwards-Johnson Memorial Trophy, as their Senior Academy Player of the Year for 2003.
Coyle captained the 2003 England Academy U17s squad that beat the Australian Institute of Sport for the first time. Coyle was also selected for the 2004 Academy Origin Series.
He was included in the Wigan Warriors first team squad for the first time in 2005, making his debut off the bench against Hull, followed by his full debut the next weekend against Whitehaven in the Challenge Cup, where he produced a man-of-the-match winning performance.
Town coach Gary Charlton said "James is a good player. He organises well, can break the line and score tries, as well as being a good defensive player. As soon as we knew he was available for 2013 we agreed that he would be an excellent recruit for us. I'm just looking forward to seeing him in a Workington shirt as I'm sure he has a big part to play in our season."