DATE OF BIRTH22/2/2000
Widnesian Joe played his junior rugby with the Moorfield club, initially linking up with the Vikings’ Development Squad at the age of 11 and going on to represent the Widnes ‘Town Team’ before joining the club’s Scholarship programme. The former Sts Peter and Paul pupil subsequently had a spell with local rivals Warrington before returning to his-home-town club to sign a full-time contract and make his senior debut. ‘Edgey’ has represented England at Under 15 & Under 16 levels and cites his first team debut, in which he claimed 4 goals, as his career highlight to date and Mike Rice, his Moorfield coach, as the biggest influence on his career. Having achieved his ambition to break into the Widnes first team his next target is to play at the highest level possible. Combining his rugby with employment in the Retail Sector Joe is also a keen Manchester United fan.