Former Canadian U20 Captain George Barton Signs with Seattle Seawolves
Seattle, October 26, 2017: The Seattle Seawolves and Head Coach Tony Healy are proud to announce the signing
of former Canadian U20 Captain George Barton. “George has the hallmarks of a rugby player possessing the potential to become world-class. Even though
he is young, he has already benefitted from playing alongside internationally recognized players in Canada and France,” Healy said. “The level of the
players around him, as well as the quality of competition in this exciting MLR season, will challenge him to take
his game to the next level. We are looking forward to seeing George’s impact on the Seawolves’ success.”
The Duncan, B.C. native comes to Seattle after spending two years playing in France’s Top 14 with ASM Clermont-Ferrand rugby club. “I’m very excited to
be joining the Seawolves and for the growth it will bring to Rugby in North America,” said Barton.
Barton has distinguished himself as one of Canada’s top prospects as a two-year member of their U20 national team. At just 20 years of age, Barton stands
at 6’0”, 230 lbs. and has highlighted his career as a versatile player, exhibiting exceptional speed combined with physical play.
Barton solidified his status as one of the best up and coming players in North America by scoring his first international try in a match against Chile
this past February. He earned his second cap and second international try with the Canadian Senior team later that month against the United States.
Barton’s father and older brother also played for Canada.
We are proud to welcome George Barton to the Seawolves family.
More About the Seawolves:
The Seawolves are proud to be Seattle’s Major League Rugby franchise. With an ownership group led by Seattle-based entrepreneurs Adrian Balfour and Shane
Skinner, the club was formed in 2017 and is a founding member of Major League Rugby. The inaugural season kicks off in Spring 2018 and the team’s home
games will be played at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington.
The Seawolves organization strives to develop, cultivate and expand the sport of rugby in the US while empowering discipline, duty, respect and a spirit
of inclusion both on and off the pitch. The Seattle Seawolves aim to foster a winning culture by enabling its members to meet their true potential
while pursuing excellence within the Major League Rugby competition. Community outreach is a key tenant of the Seawolves philosophy, and our organization
strives to continually help to enrich and give back to the greater Seattle and Pacific Northwest areas.
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