It was a new challenge and a new chapter in the career of Matty Bowen and after a successful season to date, he has opted to do it all again.
That is, he decided to stick around at Wigan and play with them in the 2015 season. Fresh off a new 1-year deal with the club, the man nicknamed ‘Mango’ has quickly become a fan favourite at Wigan.
For the man himself, he is enjoying his time at the club and his family love it, so the decision to stay made the most sense.
“I am very happy to stay for another year, my family’s enjoying it over here we love the Town,” said Bowen.
“The Club have a great Coach in â€˜Waney’ and great bunch of boys, I couldn’t be happier.”
Wigan Chairman Ian Lenegan, who played a part in getting Bowen to the Warriors in the first place, is a big fan of the zippy fullback and looks forward to seeing him play again next year.
“I just love watching Matty play,” said Lenegan.
“He has developed into a vital member of our squad and I look forward to seeing him light up Super League for another year.”
Someone that can see first-hand how Bowen plays and trains is head coach Shaun Wane and he is also excited that Bowen is staying on, as a means of assisting the young players coming through.
“I am so pleased that Matty has decided to stay with us for another season,” said Wane.
“His desire to win, great professionalism and his attitude off the field fit perfectly with the Wigan Warriors culture. Ryan Hampshire and Lewis Tierney will have another season learning with the best, which is great for us as a Club and our desire to continually win competitions.”