If you live, breathe and sleep rugby, then we’re the college for you. You’ll develop the knowledge and expertise you need for a career or to move on to university or an apprenticeship and gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst training and playing each week to develop your rugby skills.

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Halifax RLFC Academy is an accredited Tier 3 Academy is part of the RFL initiative to introduce a pathway from grass root to elite performance. Part of Halifax RLFC’s professional pathway it is aimed at student athletes who wish to combine their academic studies with an opportunity to progress into the professional game.

Head Coach Scott Murrell has an extensive playing career, starting at Leeds Rhinos as a scholar Scott has played for London Broncos, Hull KR and Halifax RLFC, where he is currently club captain.

Kai Williams (Halifax RLFC Reserves 2018)

Kai learnt his trade at Ovenden ARLFC and came to Calderdale College in September 2017 join the Rugby Academy. Kai’s talent was quickly spotted and began training with Halifax Reserve Squad in January 2018. Kai now hopes to impress during his second year at college and secure a first team contract in the future.

Will Callcott (Halifax RLFC 2017-)

After growing up playing for amateur sides Illingworth and Siddal ARLFC, Will made his way to his to his professional debut after being a part of the Academy programme at Calderdale College, where he was one of many students to progress to the Halifax Reserve squad. Will say’s playing on The Shay pitch versus Leigh Centurions as part of the first team was his proudest moment in rugby league.

Brad Hill (England Colleges, 2013)

Jake Smith (England Colleges, 2013)

Callum Dunne (England Colleges, 2013)

Paige Costello (Thatto Heath Ladies, Castleford Tigers Ladies, England Women’s)


  • Student Rugby League National College Cup Winner 2014
  • Student Rugby League Championship Winner 2014
  • Student Rugby League College 9s Yorkshire Winner 2014
  • Student Rugby League Northern League Winner 2014

Thursday 22nd November, 6-8pm

21st February 2019, 6-8pm

16th May 2019, 6-8pm

To register your interest in the Academy email