By Jacob Kilbride
Halifax RLFC are delighted to announce the re-signing of versatile back James Woodburn-Hall on a new one-year deal.
Woodburn-Hall scored three times in 17 appearances last season for Halifax, starring at full-back, half-back and centre.
The Halifax reserve-grade product said he’s aiming for an injury-free season in 2019 as he looks to secure a regular spot in the starting 13.
“I’m certainly happy to be staying here for the 2019 season,” said Woodburn-Hall. “I’ve been here at Halifax for a few years now and I’ve always enjoyed my time here.”
“I really enjoy playing for this club, it’s an honour to be able to do it and I’m certainly looking forward to next year.”
“I’m looking to go for that full-back position next year. Obviously, I didn’t catch a break with my knee injury in the last game of the season against London. But, it’s not too serious, so I’m looking forward to getting into pre-season and nailing down that spot for next year.”
“I’m looking to stay fit for 2019 because I did struggle with a few injuries last season and the year before that. My aim is to stay fit, get some consistent game time under my belt and make a mark at full-back.”
Head coach Richard Marshall added: “James is a wonderfully talented player and in our group, he’s arguably the player with the most natural talent. He’s a very gifted athlete as well. He’s smart, he’s switched and he’s an academic as well.”
“He’s still young in his development. He needs to string some games together and have a really good off-season. If he can string a dozen games together then we can see what the best James Woodburn-Hall is all about.”
“He’s a natural ball player and the Championship should look out if he’s on song.”