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Swinton Lions

Ian Watson takes Swinton Lions helm

Swinton Lions have 14 players training under Ian Watson, and the former Wales international is confident they will be competitive, despite the club’s recent troubles. Talks are taking place between the current owners and a consortium of local businessmen who are keen to take over the club. Watson has been kept up-to-date with the discussions, and for the last five ... Read More »

Championship news: Swinton debt revealed

Swinton Lions have debts of over £100,000, a series of meetings last week revealed. The club’s Supporters’ Trust held an open meeting for fans last Monday night during which a series of figures were revealed. Among those was a £17,000 debt to HMRC that is the subject of a winding-up order for January. However, the club also has several other ... Read More »

Chambers gives Lions oxygen

First published in League Express, Monday 12th Aug 2013 We’re coming to the time of year when discussions take place about who deserves to take the individual end-of-season Championship awards. This year the Player of Year will be decided by the cumulative points that have been running alongside the weekly Premier Sports awards, with Sheffield’s Mitchell Stringer leading the way ... Read More »

Swinton Lions v York City Knights (Thu 8 Aug)

Jordan Burke could be included in the Swinton Lions squad for today’s crucial relegation battle with York City Knights – but Tyrone McCarthy is unlikely to play. The Lions are 13thin the Kingstone Press Championship table and have the same number of points as 12th-placed York. Swinton coach Gary Chambers said: “This is a massive game for us. There are ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championship Match Previews (Sun Aug 4)

Barrow Raiders v Halifax (3.00pm) Barrow Raiders prop Jamie Butler faces a fitness test to determine whether he is able to play against Halifax. The powerful forward was knocked out during last week’s game against Doncaster. Raiders coach Darren Holt has set his squad the target of winning three of their remaining five games in order to secure their status ... Read More »