Halifax Panthers can today announce that Cory Aston will depart the club at the end of the season to take up an opportunity elsewhere. The 27 year old joined the Panthers from London Broncos ahead of the 2022 Betfred Championship but will move on after just a single season at The Shay.
Due to the emergence of the half back partnership between Louis Jouffret and Joe Keyes, Aston has found first team game time hard to come by, spending time out on loan with Sheffield Eagles during the season. When called upon, Aston made an impact for Fax, most notably returning to his parent club to have a big say in our Round 23 32-26 comeback victory over the Eagles at Olympic Legacy Park in August.
The former Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers man will leave The Shay early despite signing a two year deal on his arrival.
“Cory was great this last season whenever called upon,” said Panthers head coach Simon Grix. “This is Rugby League, we had good competition in all areas, and none of us have a crystal ball. Sometimes it just doesn’t go as expected. After the last couple of years and where Cory is at in his career, he wants and needs to be playing regularly, and we respect that. Due to the competition for places, there are no guarantees for anyone on that here. There is certainly no ill feeling, and I wish him all the best. He’s a quality player and person who will benefit his next club without question.”
We’d like to place on record our thanks to Cory for his efforts in the blue and white of Halifax and wish him well for the future.