Vikings Sign Joe Edge

Vikings Sign Joe Edge

28th September 2018

Widnes Vikings are delighted to announce the signing of Joe Edge.

Joe, who can operate both at centre or at full back, links back up with the club he started with as a youngster through the Widnes Vikings Development Squad.

The former Moorfield ARLFC junior started out with the Vikings aged 11, and carries international recognition with England Youth in 2015. Joe was a former pupil at Sts Peter and Paul High School.

Joe Edge says: “I’m over the moon to be back. I played my best rugby whilst I was here and I am grateful to the club for giving me another opportunity.

“I’m looking forward to starting pre-season and linking up with some familiar faces. 

“I did have other options available to me, but I chose to return to my hometown club as I believe that this is the place for me to kick on and hopefully become a first team player.”

Phil Finney, Head of Youth at Widnes Vikings, says: “We have given Joe the opportunity to re-join the club he started his development with as an eleven year old with the Widnes Vikings Development Squad.  

“Joe gained international honours with England Youth following a number of impressive performances as a Widnes Vikings Scholar, performing in both the centre and full back position.

“Joe is an excellent athlete with a brilliant running game, making him a very exciting player for the future. We believe that our environment has in the past brought, and will again bring, the best out of Joe and given him the opportunity to fulfil his potential, which we believe is very high.  

“This signing once again underlines our philosophy and dedication to recruiting and developing players for the future.”

Vikings Sign Joe Edge