Batley star forced to retire due to injury

Batley utility Tom Hemingway has been forced to retire with immediate effect on medial grounds.

The 32-year-old was enjoying his third spell with the Bulldogs in 2019, scoring one try in five games.

Hemingway started his career at Huddersfield, before going on to play for Halifax, Leigh, Blackpool, Featherstone, Whitehaven, Dewsbury and Batley.

In a statement released by Batley, it read: “An extremely versatile player with a brilliant kicking game, Tom has had a fantastic career with a number of clubs, including both Heavy Woollen sides, and is a hugely popular figure amongst team-mates and club staff alike.

“Everyone at Batley Bulldogs would like to thank Tom for his efforts at the club and wish him the very best of luck for the future.

“We are certain he’ll still be around the club on match days for the remainder of this campaign at least.”

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