28th January 2021, 09:38 | halifax_panthers
Halifax Panthers have announced the signing of Wigan Warriors youngster Amir Bourouh on a season-long loan ahead of the 2021 Betfred Championship season.
The 20-year-old came through the ranks at Halifax-based amateur side Siddal before signing for Wigan Warriors at the age of 14.
Bourouh debuted for the Warriors first team in 2019 and helped Wigan win the Academy Grand Final against local rivals St Helens later that season at the DW Stadium.
On the move, Bourouh said: “I’m buzzing and honoured to have the opportunity to play for my hometown club for the season.
“I can’t wait to get going and hopefully I can add something to the exciting side Simon has built.”
Halifax Head Coach Simon Grix added: “Amir is a local product on his way up in the game and circumstances dictate he needs somewhere to continue his development as he attempts to build on the positive performances he had for Wigan in 2020.
“He provides another option at nine for us and I expect the competition to bring the best out of Brandon and Curtis.
“He is quick out of dummy half and aggressive in defence with good habits from a successful environment. I’m sure he will prove to be a good acquisition.”