OBITUARY: Johnny Freeman

23rd June 2017, 09:57

OBITUARY: Johnny Freeman

Halifax RLFC is sorry to report the death of Hall of Fame member, Johnny Freeman.

His playing record for the Club was extraordinary. Between 1954 and 1967 he made 395 appearances scoring 290 tries, still the Club’s record, and 15 goals for a total of 900 points. Although in recent years he has lived in his South Wales, where he was born and learned his Rugby, he has remained a regular attendee at Club and Players’ Association events.

As his try-scoring record demonstrates he was an outstanding athlete and had he avoided a knee injury in December 1957 when he had already scored 38 tries in 20 matches, the 1957/8 season must have earned him the Great Britain tour which he richly deserved.

He will be sadly missed, but always remembered.