Former Halifax and Yorkshire RU president Rodney Childs has passed away following a short illness.
Mr. Childs served the Ovenden Park club in a number of capacities over several years having joined Halifax as a young centre in the 1956-57 season.
He later moved to prop forward where he represented Yorkshire on several occasions and played for the North of England against a New Zealand touring side.
After hanging up his boots Mr. Childs took on various administrative roles at Halifax including club Chairman and President.
He also had a spell as President of the Yorkshire RFU and served on the Disciplinary Committte.
Funeral details are still to be confirmed.