ANNOUNCEMENT  |  Dual-registration with Castleford Tigers and Hunslet RLFC

31st January 2019, 11:59

ANNOUNCEMENT | Dual-registration with Castleford Tigers and Hunslet RLFC

The club are delighted to announce that we will be dual-registering with Castleford Tigers and Hunslet RLFC.

Halifax RLFC are delighted to announce that we will be continuing our dual registration with Castleford Tigers this season. We are also excited to announce that we have also agreed dual registration with Hunslet RLFC for the 2019 season.

Head coach, Richard Marshall, said;

"After some consideration about the development pathway here at Halifax we have chosen to enter a partnership with Hunslet. Similar to the agreement we had with Newcastle in league one last year we look forward to seeing our players develop further at a strong league 1 team. Gary Thornton and I had some discussions about this and both parties felt that the two clubs could work together and grow a strong relationship."

"We are still running our reserves along with a handful of clubs but with the uncertainty of fixtures and the lack of general interest in player development below the first-team level, we as a club felt it was important to enable players to play regularly.. We are still fully committed to developing our own players and junior participation is paramount here at Halifax RLFC."

 Head coach, Gary Thornton, expressed his delight with the new agreement;

“ I’m delighted we have been able to agree on a partnership with Halifax RLFC. They are a top Championship club and have a really strong squad of players, and this partnership will help underpin our 1st team squad. We haven’t got the biggest of squads, so to have the ability to call upon Halifax’s quality players should we need to, will be a huge help to us."  

"I have a really good relationship with Richard, and this will be of great benefit to both clubs."

Hunslet RLFC chairman, Neil Hampshire, added;

"The benefit of the agreement with Halifax is that they will be running a reserve grade this season and so any players that we are able to utilise will already be match fit. Our primary aim though, as outlined to the players, is to maximise the flexibility within the squad."


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