Heath players shine in trial

Six players from Heath under 17s represented the county in a 19-0 success against a strong Warwickshire side.

Peter Birkett, Stephen Hare, Fergus Marsden, Jack Crabtree, Ezra Hinchliffe and Jack Sheldrake all played their parts in the game which was played on a trial basis comprising three sessions.

All the Heath contingent showed up really well, with Crabtree getting man of the match. Hinchcliffe kicked a penalty and conversion and Sheldrake crossed for a try.

Heath chairman, Paul Sutcliffe, who has watched these players come through from the under 14s at West Vale, said: “This is a great achievement for our club and a testimony to all the hard work the lads have put in, along with the coaches, at Heath over the years.

“Not bad for a junior club from Halifax”.