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Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:25 am
Posted by DGM on Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:25 am
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https://www.halifaxrlfc.co.uk/article/5 ... x-reserves

Great to see the level of commitment that Halifax have in running a reserves side for 2018. The statement also speaks about a stronger reserves comp in 2018, and even stronger in 2019, pointing to more clubs running reserves.

Also mentioned is their Tier3 academy, which they run alongside Calderdale College.

Awesome stuff, and sets an example to most Championship & even some SL clubs.
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:33 am
Posted by Wilde 3 on Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:33 am
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Seems odd, as even Lee Radford has said that they need to get players out on loan next year due to uncertainty over the numbers of games the Reserves can have
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:43 am
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Wilde 3 wrote:
Seems odd, as even Lee Radford has said that they need to get players out on loan next year due to uncertainty over the numbers of games the Reserves can have


Which makes it even more admirable that Fax have shown the commitment they have done to the reserves league. If they show their commitment, others will hopefully follow.

They put out details of their model a few months back, on how they were able to field players and also afford to do it. It consisted of squad players from the first team, either coming back from injury & youngsters etc, top-end youngsters from the academy, and some local talent. They paid for it via a small admission into games and sponsorship ring-fenced purely for the reserves.
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:59 pm
Posted by Alan on Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:59 pm
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Leigh now also have a Tier 3 Academy, run in conjunction with Wigan & Leigh College. They were also exploring the possibility of a reserve side, run jointly with Salford, but I'm not sure how Salford's new set up will affect that. Good luck to 'Fax with their venture - Leigh packed in their reserve side a couple of seasons ago because there was a woeful lack of fixtures. I hope they see some way to be able to run a reserve side in 2018, because I think they missed having one in 2017, when the inevitable injuries to first teamers kicked in.
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Post Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:16 am
Posted by Greg Florimos Boots on Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:16 am
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Its a total joke of a sport when reserve set ups are not compulsory. Lets keep moaning about why we do not seem to improve on the international stage though.

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