Les joined the Clayton RFC at the tail end of the 2015/2016 making a few appearances for the club’s 2nd XV. He made his 1st team debut the following season. Work commitments have limited Shelton’s game time over the past few seasons, but new job opened up his schedule during the 2018/2019 season and his match time increased significantly. After only making seven 1st team appearances in his first few seasons, Les played in seven 1st team matches during the 2018/2019 season. He also continues to provide leadership on the club’s 2nd XV.
Shelton played rugby in college at North Carolina State University.