Brocklehurst calls it a day at Roughyeds

Date published: 13 December 2012

MARK Brocklehurst has turned down the chance of a fourth season at Oldham RL Club because of new work commitments.

He will continue to work full-time as a head of year at Hathershaw College, but has now landed a second job out of school hours, working for Salford City Council with children who need special care.

The 26-year-old utility back signed for 2013 before he got the job in Salford - but on the understanding he might have to leave if his job application was successful.

Said club chairman Chris Hamilton: "We are disappointed he won't be with us in 2013 because he has been an important member of the squad for the last three years."

Mark has scored 26 tries in 45 outings for the Roughyeds' first team, his best season in 2011, when he was top try scorer with 17 touchdowns in 23 games.

The player said: "I'll still be around at Whitebank on match day to support the team.

"But I had reached the stage where I needed to take stock of everything.

"Once I had decided to take the second job I couldn't commit to what Roughyeds would require of me.”