Former Wigan Warriors and Bradford Bulls forward takes coaching role

Connor Farrell has been appointed as assistant coach of Swinton Lions.

The recently retired back-rower made a few appearances for the Lions during the 2017 campaign when on dual registration from Wigan Warriors. He also later enjoyed success with Featherstone Rovers and Bradford Bulls, and has recently began carving out a career in coaching.

Swinton Head Coach Allan Coleman said, “It’s a brilliant to have Connor on board. I asked him to help me out for the last six games of the 2021 season and he was brilliant. He brings a lot to our team from his experiences at the top level, and I’m convinced he will become a big part of our coaching team.”

Farrell also adde: “I am really looking forward to next season and would like to thank Swinton Lions for the opportunity. There’s a buzz around the club and I can’t wait to be an official part of it.”

Farrell made ten appearances for Wigan – his hometown club – between 2012 and 2017, but loan moves to the likes of South Wales Scorpions, Workington Town and Featherstone Rovers dominated his time at the DW Stadium.

The second-rower then made the permanent move to Featherstone in 2018, where he played 28 times before a move to Bradford Bulls saw him register another 28 career appearances.

Farrell hung up his boots at the end of the 2020 season and headed straight into coaching.

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