Halifax place all but one on furlough leave to ensure club survives

Halifax have placed all its staff, expect one in media, on furlough leave to make sure the club comes out of the coronavirus pandemic on the other side.

The Championship club have explained the decision to all of its employees and asked for their support in trying to safeguard the future of the club.

Halifax managing director Dave Grayson said: “With no game revenue coming into the club for, as yet an undefined time, the club’s finances will be put under stress and we as a board of directors have to ensure that every solution to risk mitigate is explored and actioned.

“There has been a huge amount of work and support behind the scenes from both the RFL and of course the government and without that I am sure this challenge would be even greater for us a club and probably the game in general.

“As published previously, we have a business continuity plan and this latest announcement is simply just another action from it.

“Support from our staff, fanbase, commercial partners and supporter groups will be critical in the coming weeks and months – and we thank them for standing by us thus far and look forward to that support continuing.

“These are unprecedented times and we as a club need to come together and ensure that the history of this great club, which was formed in 1873, is not ended by this virus and we continue to provide enjoyment and great memories for everybody associated with Halifax RLFC for many years to come.”

 

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