ANDY Johnson signed for his home town rugby league club Wigan Warriors at the age of seventeen, and played close to a hundred first team games for them.
AJ scored two tries on his Wigan debut and went on to play in two Premiership finals, with his highlight being a try scoring appearance on the wing in 1997 at Old Trafford. Andy played for Wigan in the 1997 World Club Challenge Series against their Australian counterparts Canterbury Bulldogs, scoring in the opening fixture. He finished the season with a total of seventeen tries, which took him to 9th highest scorer in the league.
After recovering from an injury to his Achilles which saw him miss the 1998 season, Andy moved on to play for the London Broncos, followed by Castleford Tigers in the year 2000. His playing career ended while he was playing for Salford City Reds, as a result of a recurring back injury.
AJ now lives and works in his home town Wigan with his wife Alex and their two children Jack and James. His new focus is in raising awareness and money in order to find a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and, together with a dedicated group of friends from the Rugby League community and beyond, he is doing just that, one day at a time.