Alan Hardisty

Chairman at Ex Players Association

Ex Players Association

General Information

Employment History

Championship Winning Captain  - Headingley

Castleford Tigers Limited

Hunslet Rugby League Club

Web References  

Castleford Tigers RLFC Official Website

Amongst those in attendance at the event, compered by former ‘singing ref' John Kendrew, were quest of honor Neil Fox - formerly of Wakefield and GB - and legendary 1960/70's half back pairing, equally feared and respected in the game at that time to the extent they were dubbed ‘H Bombs' - Keith Hepworth (Scrum Half) and Alan Hardisty (Stand Off).Hardisty, still the record try scorer in the club's history and now Chairman of the Ex Players Association, addressed the audience before the meal took place and spoke of his delight by the attendance of long-time friend Hepworth with whom he starred alongside for his junior school before winning the Yorkshire Schools Championship at Ashton Rd in 1955.The pair then famously starred in Castleford's winning floodlight trophy and consecutive Challenge Cup winning sides of 1969-70 whilst also being regulars for representative honors with Hardisty, who debuted for Cas' aged 17, captaining both Yorkshire and GB.The 'top table' - Colin Butterfield, President of the ex players association, Neil Fox, John Sheridan, 'Singing Ref' John Kendrew, Alan Hardisty.The 'H-Bombs' Keith Hepworth and Alan Hardisty.A re-union of the squad of players who won the Floodlight Trophy three years in concession. from left - John Ward, Mick Redfearn, Ron Hill, Clive Kickinson, Howard Bibb, Keith Hepworth, Bill Bryant, Peter Small, Ron Willett, Alan Hardisty and Keith Bell.

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Hunslet Hawks 2005 - Shop - Books - Alan Hardisty Rugby League Maestro

Alan Hardisty - Rugby League MaestroAlan Hardisty - Rugby League MaestroHunslet Rugby League Club 1883-1973Hunslet Rugby League Club 1883-1973Alan Hardisty - Rugby League MaestroAlan Hardisty - Rugby League Maestro - £11.99Alan Hardisty was one of the stars of rugby league during the 1960's and 1970's.In two tours 'down under' with Great Britain, Australians considered him, to be one best stand-offs the world of rugby league has ever seen.He formed one of the great halfback partnerships with Keith Hepworth, and is known in his own right as a try scorer and king of the interception. This book takes the reader through his life as a small boy in Castleford, through to a world star, with interviews from famous players such as Alex Murphy, Johnny Raper and many more of the squad that toured with Alex and Keith in 1970; the last British tour win 'down under'; John Atkinson, Derek Edwards, Dennis Hartley, Frank Myler, Rodger Millward, Malcolm Reilly and Alan Smith.What turns a talented schoolboy into a top class player and captain of Great Britain?How did Castleford rise from rock bottom to become one of the best sides in the world during the 10 years that Alan was Captain, winning challenge cups and defeating Australia twice?What were games against Australia, New Zealand and France really like in those days?Why did he leave Castleford under such a cloud for three unexpected years of success with Leeds, the last championship winning captain of the Headingley club, when his career was supposed to be over?

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