CLUB STATEMENT ON FORMER PLAYER BERNARD SCOTT
Halifax Panthers are saddened to hear of the passing of former player Bernard Scott.
Born in Wakefield in 1942, he signed for Halifax from the famous Shaw Cross Boys Club in Dewsbury in 1961 along with several team-mates.
A tough, uncompromising prop forward, he made his first team debut at Hull K.R. on September 30th of that year, and clocked up 65 appearances in total, scoring five tries. A highlight of his playing career would have been the 1963-4 Eastern Division Championship Final, when he was at prop forward in Halifax’s 20-12 victory over Castleford at Fartown.
He was also part of the squad for the 1964-5 Championship play-off series, being 16th man in the Final at Swinton, when Halifax beat St Helens to win the title.
In addition he made a similar number of appearances for the second team, starring in the side that won the Yorkshire Senior Competition championship in 1963-4.
His last first team match was at Keighley on September 3rd 1966, after which he joined Swinton, who paid a £2,000 fee for his services.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.