Calcott rewarded with new contract at Halifax Panthers

Prop Will Calcott has signed a new contract that will keep him at Halifax Panthers until the end of the 2022 season.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 6:00 pm
Will Calcott is pictured with head coach Simon Grix

The 23-year-old enters into his fifth season with his hometown club having produced several impressive performances at the start of the 2020 campaign as well as in training and pre-season.

Calcott, who was named man of the match in Panthers’ 30-16 win at Oldham in their pre-season encounter last weekend, made his first team debut in 2017 against Leigh Centurions during the Super 8s, having progressed through the Fax Academy Pathway.

Head coach Simon Grix said: “We are really pleased to reward Will’s progress. He has worked hard over the last couple of pre-seasons to improve his game and physical condition. He is a late bloomer, missing out on the academy system, but we have invested time in him and it’s starting to pay off for him now.

“He is a big lad with plenty still to learn but we feel he is on an upward curve with the kind of hard working approach we want at our club. Being a local junior, he is very proud to represent his hometown club and I am sure that will be evident in his performances.”

Calcott said: “I’m really pleased to be extending for another year. I’m developing and learning all the time from the coaching staff here and a lot of the senior players so it was a no-brainier for me to extend my contract.”