Barrow Raiders continue recruitment drive for 2023

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Ellis Gillam Credit: PA Images
Ellis Gillam Credit: PA Images

Barrow Raiders continue their recruitment drive for 2023 with the re-signing of Ellis Gillam to a new one-year deal.

Gillam, 25, joined the club from local rivals Whitehaven ahead of their return to the Championship.

The versatile forward recently made his 100th career appearance in the Raiders’ victory over London on the final day of the regular season. He has been ever-present for head coach Paul Crarey so far this season.

Barrow host Batley this Sunday in the Championship play-offs. They earned a fourth placed finish in the regular season with 18 wins from 27.

Ellis Gillam: ‘We want to be a top Championship team’

“I’m very excited to be staying for another year and getting the chance to represent my hometown club,” he said. “It was an easy decision after the season we’ve all had.

“The aim now is to sustain this level of performance, finish in the play-offs again next season and to continue maintaining the high standards we have set. 

“We want to be a top Championship team, and it’s where this club belongs. 

“The decision to stay was easy. With it being the club I grew up loving to watch, to now competing at the top of the Championship. As a player, it’s where you want to be.

“With a great coach in Cresta, and a board with big goals to take the club forward in the right direction, I’m hugely excited for the future.”

He joins the likes of Jarrod Sammut, Tee Ritson and Danny Langtree to have signed with Barrow for the 2023 campaign.

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