Garfield Owen launches ‘A Welshman in Halifax’

Neil Barraclough

Welsh rugby great Garfield Owen has launched his authorised biography, A Welshman in Halifax, during a function at Halifax’s Shay Stadium.

Full back Owen played rugby union for Newport and won six caps for Wales in 1955-56 before switching to Halifax.

Owen signed his rugby league contract live on the BBC’s ‘Sportsview’ programme and stayed with Halifax for five years. He later joined Keighley as a player coach, before retiring in 1965.

Author Andrew Hardcastle produced A Welshman in Halifax in conjunction with Owen, detailing his early life in South Wales through to his present day fundraising for research into Parkinson’s disease.

The book is published by London League Publications and is available to buy now. We hope to review the title soon on Rugby League Books.