Thursday 9th November 2017 is a significant date in the history of Halifax RLFC as that is the day on which long-standing advisor, director, and Chairman Michael Alan Steele finally stood down from an active role on the club's board, ending a near 15-year tenure to the greater good of the town's professional rugby league club.
The hard work, commitment and sleepless nights that have been endured over this time cannot be overstated and along with fellow long-term directors Mike Riley and Ian Croad, we can only express our personal thanks to them for the many years of service that go hand in hand with running a sporting enterprise.
We would like to place on record our gratitude to these individuals who we know love the club as much as anyone possibly could. We wish them all good health and happiness for the future. We are, however, fortunate to know that Michael will be taking up the President's position which became vacant since the departure of Roger Harvey in 2016 and that Mike will remain in a non-executive director's role combined with his usual match day activities.
Fax coach Richard Marshall added his well wishes for Mr.Steele:
"On a personal note, I'd like to wish Michael a fantastic retirement. Michael has worked tirelessly to support this club and make it what it is today. It's a privilege to work at Halifax RLFC and Michael has been such a great chairman for me personally and so supportive to the club when it really needed it. I am grateful for the opportunity he gave me to coach this superb team and I am sure he will stay around as part of the 'Fax Family'. Best wishes to his wife Glenda also who I have no doubt will be cheering us on from the stands in 2018 and beyond. Thanks must also go to Mike and Ian for their dedication to the cause. I wish them all the very best for the future."