Australian born prop, Alex Mammone has signed a one-year deal with Halifax RLFC, with an option to further the contract into 2018.
After a three-month deal starting in November, the 24-year-old left London Broncos with a number of offers on the table. He chose Halifax as the Club he wanted to play for.
“I’m very excited” Alex told us, “My mate Aaron (Groom) played in Championship against Halifax a few years ago, so I had heard it was a good club. I met up with Richard and Ian (Croad, Football Director) and had a good long chat recently. It seems like the Club is filled with really honest good people.”
Standing at 6’4 and weighing 112kg, he’s an experienced prop and has a great track record.
Mammone also spent time in England back in 2008, when he toured the UK as part of the Australian Institute of Sport U18’s Squad. He went on to be scouted for St George Illawara U20’s and later played for the Manly Sea Eagles U20’s side. Going part-time with Asquith Magpies allowed him to build his future, as he studied his degree in Physical Education.
“I certainly think he will bring a lot to the squad; he’s a good strong player with a lot of potential.” Commented Head Coach, Richard Marshall.
“His agent called me originally, after looking at all the footage and a couple of background checks I could see he had a very very good grounding and unquestionable talent. I knew there were a few Clubs sniffing around him and with his three-month trial at London approaching the finish line, we got in there first.
“We’re used to bringing in overseas players, Adam and Mitch settled into the ‘Fax Family better than we could have imagined and Alex will be no different. The squad will welcome him with open arms.”
Mammone told us he’s “very happy to have signed for Halifax and I’m really looking forward to the season”