Steven Shingler named Ealing Trailfinders captain for 2022/23 season

Steven Shingler has made 36 appearances for Ealing Trailfinders since 2019
Steven Shingler has made 36 appearances for Ealing Trailfinders since 2019

Ealing Trailfinders has announced that former Wales Under 20 international Steven Shingler has been appointed the club captain for the 2022/23 season.

Shingler has been with the Trailfinders since 2019 and has gone on to make 36 appearances for them.

“I’m really excited for what we can all achieve," he told the club's official website.

"We’ve had a good crop of new boys in and I think we’re probably a stronger squad than we were last year, it’s now just about creating a culture and an environment where we can achieve our aims this season.”

The 31-year-old started his professional rugby debut with Llanelli in 2009 and also featured for Scarlets between 2013 and 2016 during which he played 75 times scoring 348 points.

In 2016, he headed east of Llanelli to join rivals Cardiff Blues where he scored 205 points in 60 appearances and played 14 times for Wales Under 20 side.

“After listening to input from the players and staff, Shings (Steven Shingler) was the outstanding choice to be our captain for the upcoming season," said director of rugby Ben Ward.

“Although he is our Club Captain, we’ve fortunate to have many impressive individuals here who are all leaders in their own way. Because of this, each week we’ll pick a team based purely on merit and we will select a match-day captain based on who we think will be the best choice to lead the lads for that game.”