Bill Ashurst was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s and coached in the 1980s.
Born on April 12, 1948, in Ince-in-Makerfield, United Kingdom, Ashurst won caps for Great Britain while at Wigan in 1971 against Australia, and in 1972 against France (2 matches).
While still playing during the 1981–82 season, Ashurst coached Wakefield Trinity.
He then joined Wigan as assistant coach to Alex Murphy.
Not only that but between 1987 and 1989 Ashurst also coached Runcorn Highfield
Ashurst came out of retirement to play in a match against former club Wigan in 1988 due to a players’ strike. He was sent off during the game and made no further appearances as a player.
Bill Ashurst Cause Of Death
Ashurst had been ill for some time and died on June 14, 2022. The cause of his death however has not been disclosed yet.
Bill Ashurst Age
He was 74 years at the time of death.
Bill Ashurst Family
Below are details of the English professional rugby league footballer’s family; wife, children, parents, and siblings.
Bill Ashurst Wife, Children
Bill Ashurst is survived by his wife Shiela Ashurst and two children named Carl Graham and Kathleen.
Bill Ashurst Parents, Siblings
Ashurst was born to Frank Goulding and Mary Anne Ashurst. He grew up in Ince-in-Makerfield, living with his mother and three elder sisters, and attended Rose Bridge Secondary Modern School.
Bill Ashurst Net Worth
Ashurst has an estimated net worth of $2 million at the time of death in 2022.
Bill Ashurst Funeral
His funeral will be held very soon; the date, time, and venue are not yet out.