Ellis’s consistently outstanding performances for the Wire Under-19s earned him a place with the first team training squad in 2018 and ultimately promotion to the seniors. In August last year he was recruited by Ottawa Aces who had been due to enter League One this season but when Covid delayed their ambitions Ellis was able to remain a Wire. He made four appearances last season and is contracted until the end of next year. A graduate of the under-16s, Ellis was appointed captain of the under-19s in 2018. He made his debut for the first team against Widnes Vikings in a warm-up friendly that year and in 2019 he went to Dewsbury and Widnes on loan and also played for partner club Rochdale Hornets. Ellis initially played in the union code within the Sale Sharks development scheme and was selected for Lancashire and the North youth teams. He also played for the Oldham St Annes amateur league side.