Hall Of Fame

Introduction

The Hall of Fame was first set up by the Halifax RLFC Past Players Association in 1993, when 24 framed portraits were unveiled in the Taverners Club at Thrum Hall.

This was the culmination of months of research by the Association and club historian Andrew Hardcastle, including wide consultation with former players, officials, supporters and historians, and the checking of club records. The selection was based on great playing ability, length of service and commitment to the club, though only those who had been retired from the club for over 10 years were considered.

During the years since the original launch, additions have occasionally been made to the original 24, usually at annual dinners of the Players Association, so that there are now 36 members. More will be added in future.

When the Taverners Club closed following the sale of Thrum Hall, the Hall of Fame was moved to The Shay, where it was sited in The Weavers in an area known as The Hall of Fame Bar.

It stood alongside other club photographs and memorabilia which tell the history of the great club, including all the great Cup and League triumphs since formation in 1873. This material was previously housed in the Thrum Hall Boardroom.

Now that the East Stand is completed, the Hall of Fame is currently situated in the Bar adjacent to the Banqueting suite on the first floor, where we also have the Club's Trophy cabinet.  There is a duplicate of our Hall of Fame within Asda Thrum Hall, the site of our original ground.

Hall of fame

MemberPositionPlayed From:
George ThomsonForward1875-85
Jimmy DoddCentre1876-93
Archie RiggHalf-Back1891-1915
George LanghornForward1897-1913
Joe RileyCentre1901-15
Billy LittleFull-Back1901-10
Asa RobinsonForward1904-23
Jack BeamesForward1913-22
Cyril StaceyThree Quarter1915-29
Frank ToddStand-Off1916-28
Dai ReesForward1921-32
Hudson IrvingForward1933-47
Hubert LockwoodFull-Back1934-46
Charlie SmithCentre1936-48
Harry BeverleyLoose Forward1937-41
Arthur BassettWinger1939-48
Arthur DanielsWinger1939-48
Stan KieltyScrum-Half1946-58
Ken DeanStand-Off1948-60
Jack WilkinsonProp1948-59
Alvin AckerleyHooker1948-58
Albert FearnleySecond Row1950-56
Tommy LynchCentre1951-56
John ThorleyProp1952-60
John BurnettCentre1953-67
Johnny FreemanWinger1954-67
Garfield OwenFull-Back1956-61
Charlie RenilsonLoose Forward1957-69
Jack ScrobyProp1959-70
Terry FogertySecond Row1961-73
Ronnie JamesFull-Back1961-72
Colin DixonCentre1961-68
Ken RobertsProp1963-67
Gordon BakerScrum-Half1964-82
Mick ScottSecond Row1974-91
Chris AndersonStand-Off1984-87
Karl HarrisonProp1991-98
John MartinSecond row1967-80

Relocation to the Shay Stadium

When the Hall of Fame was relocated to the Shay Stadium, all the surviving members were invited to come along. In the picture from left to right are;

Garfield Owen, Jack Scroby, Ronnie James, John Burnett, Ken Dean, Gordon Baker, John Martin and Mick Scott.


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