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Zach Eckersley

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Eckersley made his debut off the bench in the game at Hull KR in August 2022 as one of seven debutants.

As a youngster, Zach Eckersley played for Waterhead in his hometown of Oldham, the same club that Kevin Sinfield, Paul Sculthorpe and Barrie McDermott started at.

Zach’s father, Chris, played for Oldham and Warrington Wolves as a winger.

In his high school days, Zach was a keen sprinter and represented Oldham & Royton Harriers as well as Greater Manchester schools.

Eckersley Joined Wigan on a scholarship aged 14 and has continued through the junior system right through to the first team.

He is a keen goal kicker and has been coached by Joe Ford, brother of George.

Eckersley made his first team debut away to Hull KR in August 2022, along with six other debutants and featured in Wigan’s pre-season campaign ahead of the 2023 season.

Though not making a first team appearance last season, Eckersley was a key player for the Reserves team who won the Reserves Grand Final against St Helens.

Eckersley started at Centre for the Warriors in the 2024 Betfred Challenge Cup Final where he scored the opening try of the game before lifting the silverware in the 18-8 win over Warrington.

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