Halifax Panthers are delighted to announce that Will Calcott has signed a new two year deal with the club, keeping him at The Shay until the end of the 2025 season.

Halifax born Calcott has risen through the ranks at the Panthers to earn a regular spot in Simon Grix’s starting line up, having progressed through the academy system at Calderdale College before graduating to the first team from the clubs reserve grade system.
The 25 year old made his first team debut for the Panthers in a Super 8s Qualifiers match at Leigh Centurions in 2017, and has continued to improve year on year in both stature and confidence. He has made 21 appearances for the Panthers so far in 2023.
And the Fax forward explained there was never any thought of signing anywhere else.
“I love it here”, said Calcott. “It took me a while to build into where I’ve got to now but I’m comfortable. It fits around my work life outside of Rugby and where I’m living, it’s right on my doorstep. I love the lads, I love working with Simon and it is a great club to be at. I think a lot of people that have come in from other clubs into here have always said how good a team it is and how good a set up we’ve got here so I’m more than happy to be staying.”
“With regards to what I want to achieve during my time at Halifax, I’d love to get to Wembley this year. I’d love for us to push in the play offs, we’ve already shown this year that we can beat anyone in this competition so what’s to say we can’t go all the way this year and really have a good dig. Get to a final, push in these play offs and who knows. It’s only 80 minutes, reach for the stars.”
Head Coach Simon Grix commented: “Fair play to Cally, he’s worked hard to reach the position he’s in now having come from the college up into the first team. It’s been a long process but I think in the last few years he’s really come through, he’s played a lot of games. We’ve put a lot of time into him as a club, not just myself but those that have come before me. And he loves it here, I don’t think he would’ve been looking to go anywhere else but to get another local lad who’s got it all in front of him is a real benefit to the club. A positive signing moving forward.”
Director of Rugby Richard Durgan added: “He’s come through the system here and is a real success story of a local lad doing well and wanting to play for his hometown club. He’s developed really well in the last couple of years and has become a mainstay of the team. He’s at a really good age as well so he’s got his best years in front of him so we’re delighted to keep hold of Will.”

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