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Former Halifax player Ben Heaton passes away at 33

Sadly Ben Heaton has passed away at the age of just 33.

His former club Halifax Panthers broke the news with the following statement:

“Halifax Panthers are devastated by the news that former player Ben Heaton tragically passed away last night at the age of 33 Ben spent 7 years at The Shay and was beloved by all those that knew him. Our condolences go out to his family and friends at this sad time. RIP”

Heaton started his career at Oldham where he made nearly 50 appearances.

He then enjoyed a seven year stint at Halifax.

He made 131 appearances at the Shay scoring 58 tries.

Heaton also had a spell on loan at Batley Bulldogs in 2014 and had a stint at Hunslet.

The thoughts of everyone at Serious About Rugby League are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

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