Len ward

Len Ward was born and brought up opposite Castleford’s Wheldon Road ground but after his father was involved in a pit accident was sent to live with relatives in Devonshire Street, Keighley when aged 14. An all-round sportsman he tried his hand first at boxing...

Roy Sabine

Roy Sabine had been putting in some outstanding performances in for amateurs Low Moor  as well as playing for Yorkshire Amateurs and captaining the English amateur under 19 side. Not surprisingly he came to the attention of many professional clubs and in fact had...

Harry Myres

The only player ever to wear a Keighley shirt and gain the epithet ‘legendary’ was the great but tragic half-back Harry Myers. He was born in 1875 at Horsforth and played first for Bramley with such distinction that he was selected for the Yorkshire side...

Jason Ramshaw

‘Rammy’ is without doubt the most consistent player in the 1990 Cougar era. Described by many as ‘the best number 9 outside Superleague’ he is the son of renowned Featherstone and Halifax player, Terry Ramshaw. He came from an impressive four...

Paul Moses

Paul Moses was a soccer fanatic as a child but when neighbour and Bradford Northern scrum-half Geoff Shutt was asked by Paul’s dad to show him the skills of rugby league he never looked back. He began his rugby league career first at the Central Youth Club...

Brian Jefferson

Brian Jefferson played rugby league as a schoolboy in Leeds but later went on to play rugby union for Moortown quickly progressing to play for the Yorkshire County side. He was watched by many top professional league sides but after being contacted by Keighley’s...

Terry Hollindrake

Terry Hollindrake began his rugby league career with Keighley Albion ARLFC as a 16-year-old. He possessed phenomenal natural ability, a feature of which was an astonishing side-step honed, some say, by having to walk along the canal bank at Riddlesden and jumping...

Hal Jones

Keighley RLFC have only twice had the honour of providing players to tour Australia with the Great Britain touring team (or England as they were called before the war). The first of these was Harold (Hal) Jones. Born in Maesteg in 1908 he played first for his town...

Joe Grima

New Zealander Joe Grima came to Keighley Cougars before the 1992-3 season after distinguished careers with Swinton and Widnes culminating in what he remembers as a memorable World Club Challenge victory with The Chemics over Canberra Raiders in 1989-90. Keighley had...

norman foster

Norman Foster is one of a handful of Keighley players who are members of the ‘300 club’ having made a total of 371 games for the club. He made a promising debut for Keighley on 2nd. April 1929 and then developed into such a fine player that he was rewarded...