Halifax scrap reserves for 2020

Following a close examination of every aspect of the business, Halifax’s Board of Directors have elected not to run a reserve grade side next season.

‘Fax have been one of the few sides to continuously run a reserve side outside of Super League and had been given clearance by the RFL to do the same again next year, alongside the now mandatory involvement of 11 Super League clubs.

However, the board have now elected to withdraw their involvement, citing financial and recruitment as the reasons for doing so.

“We have calculated, as best we can, what the additional costs of running the Reserve Grade team will be over the next year. This has included the vastly increased costings for salaries, doctors and physio costs, transportation costs and additional ground costs to name but just a few,” the statement read.

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“To be candid our recently amended business plan and forecast shows we are not in a financial position to commit to these additional costs and with no additional funding from the RFL to help run the Reserves, we are not prepared to place the club’s future in jeopardy.”

Read the full club statement here