Rugby Centre of Excellence in Partnership with Halifax RLFC

Rugby Centre of Excellence in Partnership with Halifax RLFC

Calderdale College in partnership with Halifax RLFC are offering a select number of places to students interested in playing rugby professionally alongside their chosen course on the only recognised pathway to the Halifax RLFC reserve and first team.

Rugby Centre of Excellence in Partnership with Halifax RLFC

What will you do with Halifax RLFC?

This pathway is the first tier 3 accredited schemes in Calderdale, which is part of the new RFL initiative to introduce a pathway from grass root to elite performance. This new pathway is aimed at student athletes who wish to combine their academic studies with an opportunity to progress into the professional game.

The initiative has been set up with Halifax RLFC and will allow students at Calderdale College to receive professional coaching and play alongside the Halifax RLFC first team in the College’s state-of-the-art facilities. Halifax RLFC will offer support to deliver and drive the rugby initiative at the College. Students at the College will be able to utilise the extensive network and links in the community to help them progress professionally and gain a range of employability skills enabling them progress on to university.

Scott Murrell, Halifax RLFC Captain, the Rugby League Coach at the College said: “I’m ecstatic to be involved in the partnership between Calderdale College and the Club. It’s definitely a big change for me, but I’m confident I can use my playing knowledge of Rugby League; amateur, semi-professional and full time, to widen the students’ skillsets. The job role is similar to a lot of community initiatives and coaching sessions I’ve been a part of before, and I’m glad to be getting more involved in the community side of rugby again.

Richard Marshall, Halifax RLFC Head Coach said: “These are exciting times for both Calderdale College and Halifax RLFC. I think Scott will bring with him a wealth of Rugby League knowledge; in the short time I have known him, his attitude has always been excellent and he’s a very supportive, senior figure with genuine leadership skills. “I will be supporting Scott in the role. Using my experience in a very similar role with Priestley College in Warrington, to help him with his sessions; session plans, delivery and assembly of teams. I’m excited to see Scott develop himself in the role and even learn new skills himself.”

What are the exit routes?


 •Semi Professional Rugby League                                                                

 •High level amateur Rugby League      

 •Coaching Careers

•Refereeing Careers

Looking to Apply?

For more information please email or call Scott Murrell at or 01422 399331

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