Haley’s testimonial kicks off

HALIFAX centre James Haley’s testimonial season kicks off at the Shay tomorrow (7.0) with a launch night that will also see the presentation of the Supporters’ Trust end-of-season awards.

The former Ovenden junior, who is celebrating a decade’s service with his hometown club, will unveil a programme of events that will include a benefit clash with touring Queensland Cup side Burleigh Bears in October.

“It should be a great night and we’d just ask as many people as possible to come out and support James, not just tomorrow but over the next 12 months,” said Chris Murgatroyd, the former Fax commercial manager who is chairing Haley’s testimonial committee.

“I can’t think of a player who deserves this more than he does.”

The doors open at 7pm and admission is free.