Highly promising young prop forward Elliot Horner has re-signed ahead of the new season. With Adam Lewis’ retirement, Elliot will carry more responsibility amongst the forwards in Fylde’s 2020-21 campaign. He had a fine 2019-20 season and was an ever present at loose head prop. He joined the Club in 2018 and, despite an injury setback in his first season, has now made 45 1st XV appearances, notched his first try at Tynedale in October 2019 and looked at home at National League level from the time of his debut.
The former Lancashire U’20s squad member was born in Lancaster and was educated at Sedbergh School and Lancaster Royal Grammar School. He then moved on to Myerscough College’s AASE programme. His club rugby was initially at Vale of Lune and Kirkby Lonsdale RUFC before moving to Fylde. Elliot (6”1 and 115kg) had representative honours with Cumbria through their various age group teams up to U’18s before crossing the border to link up with Lancashire U20s in 2018, alongside his then Fylde team mates, Tom Carleton, Nick Ashcroft, Ben Gregory, Toby Harrison, James Torkington, Sam Fisher & Henry Pearson.
Outside of rugby, Elliot runs a CBD-infused craft brewery called Cannabrew, one of the first in the UK and the first in the north.
Warren Spragg said: “Elliot is a great lad with a fantastic attitude to the game. He has worked really hard on his own development over the last few seasons and is rightly ambitious about the future.”
Elliot Horner said: “Just like the light footed centre said to me, all I have to do is push dead hard. So I’m looking forward to doing that.”