Dale Morton

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Dale Morton
Dale Morton Dewsbury Rams 2013-08-26 08-53.jpg
Personal information
Full name Dale Morton
Born

(1990-10-31) 31 October 1990 (age 27)
Pontefract

Lives in Barnsley
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 14 st 0 lb (89 kg) [1]
Playing information
Position Wing, Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–12 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 27 9 0 0 36
2013– Dewsbury Rams 87 32 30 0 188
Total 114 41 30 0 224
As of 16 August 2015
Source: [2][3][4]

Dale Morton (born 31 October 1990) is a professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Dewsbury Rams in the Kingstone Press Championship.

He previously played for the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the Super League. He plays primarily as a Winger but can play both Centre and Fullback also. His début season came in 2009's Super League XIV where he played 3-games, scoring one try.[5][6]

Knottingley Rockware and Football[edit]

Dale Morton played for his local club Knottingley Rockware from the age of 13. He was spotted playing at a young age by Bradford and former Rockware hooker Wayne Godwin. He has also played for the Wakefield Service Area, and the Yorkshire District at Under 14s & 15s level. Morton was on scholarship with Castleford until Wakefield Trinity offered him a contract at the age of 16. Clubs such as Leeds and Bradford were also interested in signing Morton.

While playing for Knottingley Rockware he helped his team win many trophies such as the Castleford & District Cup 2005. It was during the final of this competition that Dale was spotted playing against Castleford Lock Lane by current Wakefield coach John Kear.

Before the age of 13, Morton played football for local Knottingley team Kellingley Welfare FC. From the age 8 to 13 Dale was watched by professional football clubs such as Leeds United, Huddersfield Town and Barnsley. He then opted to play rugby league with school friends and from that day has been a success in the sport.

First team appearances[edit]

Morton made his first team début for Wakefield Trinity in a 30-24 win away to Salford in round 23, where he came on off the bench.[7] He then made his first start in a 40-28 win away at Warrington, a game in which he scored a try while playing on the wing.[8] He made his third appearance in a 24-10 win at home to Hull Kingston Rovers in the last round of the regular season.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official site of the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats". web page. Wakefield wildcats. 2011. Archived from the original on 14 March 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ rleague.com
  3. ^ Love Rugby League
  4. ^ Rugby League Project
  5. ^ "Dale Morton Profile". rleague.com. 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  6. ^ "Dale Morton Profile @ superleague.co.uk". superleague.co.uk. 2010-01-01. Archived from the original on 2011-01-08. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  7. ^ "Salford 24-30 Wakefield". rleague.com. 2009-07-31. Archived from the original on 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  8. ^ "Warrington 28-40 Wakefield". rleague.com. 2009-08-21. Archived from the original on 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  9. ^ "Wakefield 24-10 Hull KR". rleague.com. 2009-09-12. Archived from the original on 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2010-01-01.