Halifax RLFC chairman Michael Steele has revealed the club’s plans after securing a huge financial boost.
Following their 52-18 victory over Bradford on Saturday, Fax finished sixth in the Qualifiers, which means they will receive £787,000 in central distribution for 2016, almost £300,000 more than they would have received for finishing in seventh place.
Halifax have already stated that they will not go full-time next season and will instead invest the money in building the infrastructure of the club off the field.
“There is much to be done to prepare the Club for the next step forward, which is back to the top level,” Steele told the club’s official website.
“The present team will not be broken up, an inevitable consequence of going full time. It will be supported with improved training equipment and venues, and additional top class players like Simon Grix and Will Sharp with more to come.
“Player development in the new reserves set-up will be prioritised, and the Club will improve its ability to look after its supporter base with modern equipment and methods.
“The whole process will be accelerated by virtue of the late success, and we’ll be working as hard as ever to ensure that our present position is financially sustainable, even if there are hiccups along the way.”