The club would like to offer its congratulations to committee member, long-term Wharfedale stalwart and Malhamdale farmer Neil Heseltine on his election as chair of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. This is a vital role in our community and Neil’s election has been widely welcomed.The YDNPA announcement can be read at https://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/local-farmer-to-lead-national-park-authority/
Neil was a key member of the Wharfedale sides that rose through the leagues in the 1990’s, making his 1st XV debut in 1989 against Wigan in North 2, signing off 170 games and three promotions later in 2002 against Orrell in National 2. He is now a key member of our general committee with a deep love for the club and our ethos. We can think of no better person to lead the National Park.
As we are the leading sports club in the Park and, apart from educational establishments, we have the greatest engagement with young people in the Park, we are very conscious of our obligations to the local community and we look forward to working closely with Neil in the years to come.