Tom Barton

@tj.barton4
DOB
11/03/2002
Birth Place
Leeds
Position
Centre
Weight
82kg
Height
169cm

BIOGRAPHY

Tom ‘TJ’ Barton has come a long way to reaching the Rhinos Academy this season. After defeating cancer aged four, Barton took up rugby league at local club Kippax Wolves where he won a multitude of trophies, including the Leeds and District Cup, Challenge Cup and BARLA cup.

His attacking threat at centre gained him recognition for an academy spot, which he has grasped with both hands. His earliest rugby memory is training at Kippax and he credits Rhinos captain Kallum Watkins as having the biggest influence on his career.

Off the field, Barton likes to listen to Birmingham grime rapper Mist and wants to own a Ford Focus RS car. If he could play any other sport professionally he would choose darts and would buy a house should he win the lottery.