Four more greats have been inducted into the Leeds Rugby League Hall of Fame – including our very own Garry Schofield.
Schofield is the first player from the so-called modern era to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, with Schoey joining legendary captain Joe Thompson, half-back Jeff Stevenson and iconic fullback Bev Risman.
They join inaugural members John Holmes, David Ward, Keith McLellan and Lewis Jones in the Hall of Fame. The latter three, including McLellan, who has flown in from Australia, were present to announce the new members to join themselves in the Hall of Fame.
The criteria for candidates to be considered for the Hall of Fame has been devised and suggested by the Leeds RL Heritage Committee which forms part of the Leeds Rhinos Foundation.
Each candidate must have satisfied all four criteria to be considered for nomination for the Hall of Fame. The criteria are:
- Played a minimum of 150 first team games for Leeds
- Have made an exceptional contribution to rugby in Leeds
- Achieved representative honours during their playing career
- Retired for a minimum of 5 years
The Heritage Committee will each year nominate four candidates to the Board of Directors of Leeds Rhinos for the Leeds CF&A board to make the final decision.
Commenting on the Hall of Fame, chief executive Gary Hetherington said, “As a club we are immensely proud of our heritage. We are delighted that so many former players from all three Cup winning teams could join us on the night, for a very special occasion. Fans can see the new look stadium developing all around us and our heritage will be at the heart of the new plans.”