Halifax Panthers are delighted to announce that James Woodburn-Hall has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal with the club, keeping him at The Shay until the end of the 2025 season.
Jamaican international Woodburn-Hall has made 22 appearances so far this season, scoring 11 tries. The 28-year-old has been with Fax since 2016 having come through the club’s reserve grade to work his way into a starting spot for the Panthers.
And the fullback was happy to be committing his future to the blue and white.
“I’m absolutely buzzing. I’ve always said I love playing for Halifax”, said Woodburn-Hall. “It feels like home for me now, I’ve moved across to the area and I’m absolutely ecstatic. I’m looking forward to getting going and seeing where we can take this club over the next few years.”
“I think over the last couple of years, the club have started to see the better part of me. I’ve been able to play consistently, I’ve managed to stay injury-free and string together some consistency in my performances and be a key member of the team. All I want is for the club to succeed so anything I can give to the club will be appreciated.”
“I think the world is our oyster. We’ve had a bit of a slow start this year but we’re still looking to make the playoffs. I’d love to win the league at some point with Halifax, we’ve got the 1895 Cup and a chance to get to Wembley coming up, I just want more success really and to keep building on the squad and team we have. If we keep doing that, who knows what could happen.”
Director of Rugby Richard Durgan added: “We’re absolutely delighted to keep hold of James for another two years. We’re really pleased with how he has been going at full-back and how he has been one of our most consistent performers over recent years. He’s a really good lad to have around the club but a superb talent first and foremost so we’re happy to keep him.”