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Abbott buys Halifax shareholding

Halifax director Tony Abbott has bought a 60,000 shareholding in the Championship club through his company Reactiv Media.

The deal will make Reactiv the largest single shareholder in the ambitious club.

Chairman Michael Steele said: "Tony has made a major contribution to the club in his four years associated with it, and we're delighted to have his support and contribution.

"Whilst we have a robust business consistently generating modest profits in difficult circumstances, working capital is always an issue, and this investment will be a significant boost to the club."

Abbott said: "I am determined to see Halifax RLFC back where we know they belong, in Super League."