Halifax Panthers are delighted to announce the signing of Sam Campbell on a one year contract ahead of the 2024 Betfred Championship season. The 19 year old former Huddersfield Giants academy graduate moves to The Shay after spending a season in the reserves at the John Smiths Stadium.
A youth international for Ireland at under 20 level, the Dublin born loose forward becomes Liam Finn’s fifth new signing as Panthers head coach. And the teenager was excited at the prospect of kickstarting his professional career at The Shay.
“I was delighted to figure out the news”, said Campbell. “I think when Finny rang me, I was on a building site in Dublin so I was chuffed for the rest of the day. It helped me carrying the blocks throughout the rest of the day so I feel really good, really positive.”
“I’d describe myself as a really hardworking player. I like to do whatever I can to help out the boys and make the man next to me’s job easier. I think my game will come on heaps at Halifax. I’ve only been playing the game three years now after playing amateur rugby back in Ireland for a team called Athboy so I think just being around the boys and more the experienced players can really bring on my game quite a bit.”
Panthers head coach Liam Finn commented: “Sam is a lad who’s been in the academy and reserves at Huddersfield. His intent to improve himself, learn and desire to be around quality senior first team players was what attracted us to him. He’s still very young, we are looking to see how quickly he can develop in our group and force himself in and around the first team match day squad.”