Halifax Panthers have announced the signing of Ben Forster from Rochdale Hornets on a one year contract until the end of the 2023 Betfred Championship season.
The signing follows the arrival of former Hull KR and Castleford Tigers forward Will Maher and Warrington Wolves youngster Tom Inman.
The youngster has been plying his trade in League One with the Hornets having previously turned out for community clubs Rochdale Mayfield, Saddleworth Rangers and Hopwood Hall College.
The 21 year old forward, who can play in the middle of the park and also in the back row, was delighted to call The Shay his new home.
“I’m over the moon to be joining Halifax”, said Forster. “I just can’t wait to get going, the club have got big plans with it being the 150th anniversary so I’m sure they’re hoping for a big year, as am I. A lot of hard work will go into pre season to ensure we have a good start to the year.”
“I spoke to Simon a few times last year just to see what he was about, what his thoughts were and everything he said was really positive about my development and where the club is going so I couldn’t wait to get started.”
“I would describe myself as a really competitive player with lots of passion, a tough and hard runner who has got a bit of skill as well so I feel I bring a lot to the table. From the people that I’ve spoken to, the main difference between League one and the Championship is the speed of the game. It’s a lot faster so I think I need a big pre season with a lot of fitness work and hopefully I should go alright.”