Richard Marshall - Head Coach

Richard Marshall is Halifax RLFC's new Head Coach for 2015. The former 'fax player signed from his six year spell as Youth development role at Warrington Wolves. 

Marshall, who has spent six years at the Wolves as under 20s and first team coach, sealed a three year deal starting in 2015 after emerging from a high quality field with applicants from Australia as well as the UK.

Marlon Billy - Assistant Coach

 Richard Marshall has chosen Marlon Billy to be his Assistant Coach for 2015. 

Marshall said: “His philosophy fits with mine and he’s not afraid to ruffle a few feathers either, which is good.”

Martin Gonzalez - Head of Youth Development

Martin Gonzalez started with Halifax in 2000 and has undertaken a number of different roles from statitician, to his current role of Head of Youth Development Manager.

Currently he is in charge of the Club's Youth Development and is part of the first team match day set up.

Andy Hollyhead - Strength & Conditioning Coach

Andy Hollyhead is a fully qualified Sports Scientist. Marshall chose him from working with him previously at Warrington.

David Ferguson

David Ferguson - Physiotherapist

David holds an Honnours degree in physiotherapy from Nottingham University. He has undergone an intense internship with David O 'Sullivan, the Head Physio at Huddersfield Giants before starting with Halifax RLFC inseason 2015.

Chris Rose Assistant Coach

Chris began coaching at Halifax RLFC on the Scholarship
programme in 2003 with Martin Gonzalez, as a coach
with the U14 team. He also coached the Calderdale
Service Area team at the time with players including
current Fax prop, Luke Ambler and Jacob Fairbank
of Huddersfield. Chris also worked within the RFL
performance pathway at this time too as both an
assistant coach and head coach on the Yorkshire
Regional Camps between 2005 and 2007. 
He was on the coaching staff at Siddal ARLFC
for a number of years and was the coach of the
U18 National Youth League winning team along with
former Halifax player, Steve Greenwood. He has held
Scholarship and Academy positions at Salford City Reds,
Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves and was also
English Schools Coach between 2007 and 2011. 
He had the privilege of working with a number of our current
players within the international programme including Keith Holden,
Ryan Maneely, Chris Taylor and James Saltonstall.
He has also worked in rugby union as Academy Coach and
1st Team Skills Coach at Chester RUFC. It gives him great
pleasure to return to coach at the club he has supported all my life.

 

Chris O'Connor. . . Lead Performance Analyst

Chris heads up Halifax RLFC's analysis team and has developed the analysis system that Halifax use to assess and develop the current first team squad. Both pre- and post-game analysis is mixed with live game coding to enable the coaching staff and players to analyse the individuals and whole teams performance.