Fax aiming to find next generation

Halifax v Doncaster.'scott murrell
Halifax v Doncaster.'scott murrell

Could you be the next Scott Murrell or Luke Ambler? Halifax RLFC are holding a development day at Calderdale College to find the new generation of talent.

This will give individuals the opportunity to showcase their talents under the watchful eye of head coach Richard Marshall and captain Scott Murrell.

Successful players will combine academic studies with full time professional rugby training.

Players will have the opportunity represent the club in the Association of Colleges League and cup competitions.

Scott Murrell, who is also head of rugby league at Calderdale College, said: “We are looking to recruit talented and locally based players in the current under 16/17s age group, current school year 11 and 12, who can travel into the college each day for the training and education.

“We use the state of art facilities at the college including the new grass pitch, 3G pitch,  gymnasium, double sports hall and the interactive classrooms.

“This is a full-time education and rugby programme, it is a unique offer where we aim to create the best possible environment for players to excel in the classroom as well as on the pitch and make strides towards the Halifax RLFC first team, professional rugby or university”.

Richard Marshall added: “Our link with the college is the only RFL Accredited Tier 3 Academy in Calderdale.

“No other provider in the area offers this, or has the exclusivity of being linked to Halifax RLFC.

“This means we run a professional programme with a pathway to Halifax RLFC.”