Sat 27 Jun 2020 23:04

Congratulations to former Eccles Ladies captain Katie Houghton who has signed for Sale Sharks Women. Katie played at Eccles from 2011-2019, where her performances were rewarded with calls ups to both the North of England Women’s divisional squad and the Lancashire County squad. 

Commenting on the recruitment, Shark's Head of Women’s Rugby Darren Lamon says “Katie can play across the front 5 positions and her experience and versatility will be vital for us, especially in our first season. Katie is a powerful player with ball in hand and whose experience will support and complement the other players we have in the squad here". 

Kaites said “It is such an amazing opportunity to be part of this Sharks squad. With such an ambitious and passionate group the potential of the team is huge. I can’t wait to get started.”

Eccles Ladies Head Coach James Wright added  "Katie was an exceptional captain and epitomised what it meant to be an Eccles lady during her time at the club. We’re all excited to see her taking this next step in her career with Sale Sharks. We wish her the very best of luck and will watch on with pride as she walks out wearing the famous shirt."  Good Luck Katie.

For more information on Girls and Women’s Rugby at Eccles and the opportunities available to be involved, please email

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