Halifax RLFC are pleased to announce the club have completed the signing of 23-year-old halfback Adam Brook.
Halifax-born Brook, who featured in all three pre-season matches for Richard Marshall’s side this winter, joins the club on a 2-year deal following a successful trial.
The former Keighley and Bradford man was delighted to be joining his hometown club on a permanent basis.
“I’m really happy, it’s great. I come from Halifax and have supported the club since I was a boy so to get the chance to pull on the blue and white every week is great for myself and for my family.”
And Brook, who is involved with local amateur club King Cross Park where he coaches the under 16’s team, is looking forward to working with head coach Richard Marshall and some of Fax’s seasoned professionals during his tenure.
“I’ve always been interested in the technical side of the game and coaching at KXP helps me to develop my skills in that area. I feel I have a good kicking game and can control a team well but I’m looking forward to working with players like Scott Murrell and Ben Johnston to progress my game in other areas. Rich is a good coach. He has great attention to detail and is always positive in his advice and constructive criticism, which probably boosted my confidence and made the decision to join Halifax an easy one.”
Halifax Head Coach Richard Marshall was pleased to be adding another rising star to his ranks.
“Adam came to us from the Cougars at the start of pre-season having played reserve grade and first-team rugby for Keighley last year and was here to earn himself a deal. He impressed in the 3 friendly games, improving each week and that’s what we are after. He had interest elsewhere so we decided to show some faith and offer him a permanent deal. He will strengthen our kicking game and add some competition for places. He’s still got some work to do on certain aspects of his game but he’s got all the basics required to become a strong, controlling halfback.”
“He’s another Fax lad. We had a vision a few years ago of a team of fax lads pulling on the jersey each week to represent their hometown. Halifax is a rugby league breeding ground and I’m pleased that we are able to offer these lads that opportunity.”
“All credit must go to Steve Greenwood and Martin Gonzales (reserve team coaches) who did the homework on Adam as well as our Supporters Trust and 19 individual reserve sponsors for their backing. Without their support, we wouldn’t have got this deal over the line. It proves that the reserves structure is a great model that works.”