We are pleased to announce that Halifax RLFC have captured the signature of Towering Forward Paul Brearley for 2020.
Our fourth signing of the close season, the 6'7" back-rower makes the switch from fellow Championship side Batley Bulldogs as Fax bolster their squad ahead of the upcoming campaign. A former Rochdale Mayfield amateur, Brearley impressed during his time at the Foxes Biscuits Stadium prompting Simon Grix to make the move to allow the 27 year-old to call The Shay his home.
“The first thing is that he is a big thing, 6’ 7” or something, and he’s got the versatility to play in a couple of positions,” said boss Simon Grix. “He’ll bring some size, obviously, but he’s got good skills and runs good lines too. “We’d noticed him when we played them at home and when we knew we were going to be losing Shane Grady he was someone we wanted to take a closer look at. He’s come a bit later to the professional game and he wants to challenge himself and he wants to progress and get better."
“He had the option of staying at Batley, and I know there were a few other clubs interested as well, but he’s chosen to come here. When I’ve spoken to him, I’ve told him there’s nothing guaranteed, and he’s happy to turn up for the first day of pre-season ready to prove himself and earn a shirt. That’s not a bad attitude to have as far as I’m concerned.”
Brearley made 25 appearances during his first year in the professional ranks, scoring 6 tries, and will be looking to maintain the form he showed during his maiden season as he looks to the future at Halifax.
"I’m really looking forward to meeting all the lads and getting stuck into pre season. Speaking with the coach it’s clear that the club want to be back challenging at the top of the championship and I will be giving 100% to help make that happen."
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