Halifax forward signs new deal

Halifax have announced forward Ed Barber has signed a new deal with the club ahead of the 2021 Betfred Championship campaign.

The 30 year old joined his hometown club during the 2015 season, and enters his 7th year in the famous blue and white.

Barber has made 104 senior appearances so far, making his debut in a 60-18 demolition of Whitehaven at The Shay.

The news comes just 24 hours after he was fined for a social media breach by the RFL.

Barber said of his new deal:”I’m over the moon to have signed again for this great club. I believe we can achieve big things this year. I can’t wait to get started after such a long time off.

“A handful of experienced lads have moved on now so it will be good to see other players including myself step up and lead from the front.”

Head Coach Simon Grix added:”Ed has been with the club a while now and has proved his value to the team on many an occasion.

“Ed is a team first player, a really important trait for me, performing in numerous positions over the years. Having been a utility player for a time myself, I understand Ed’s frustration at times, but from that experience I know how important Ed can be for us through his versatility.

“However, if there is one spot he wants then that’s his job to make sure he gets it.”

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