Simon Oxby has joined the board of his beloved Halifax Rugby Football League Club. His role as group operations manager of Berry’s Jewellers in Leeds will not be affected.
“To say I am proud of my appointment as a director of Halifax Rugby League Club is an understatement. I have supported Halifax Rugby League since I was 11 years old, with a gap in between, whilst I got married and brought up three children, all now teenage girls! I see this role as a massive privilege and I hope to help Mark Moore, Peter McNamara, and Steven Bonfield to take the club forward and get them back to where they belong – the Super League,” said Mr Oxby.
“I am aware that it will not be an easy task, given some of the recent behind the scenes decisions, but the amazing core of loyal supporters and the commercial opportunities that the club has to offer can only go towards achieving our goal. There is only one way that Halifax Rugby League Club can go and that is up,” he adds.
Berry’s Jewellers, which has its own association with rugby league as a sponsor of Leeds Rhinos, is delighted at Mr Oxby’s role with Halifax. “Simon and Jeffrey [Walton] have been immensely supportive and proud of my appointment,” he says. “Leeds Rhinos have actually been helping me in my role and have welcomed the opportunity to help part of the rugby league family.”