Cyril Woolford

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Cyril Woolford
Personal information
Born England
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1949–54 Castleford 67 14 0 0 42
1954–56 Doncaster
1956–61 Featherstone Rovers 185 88 0 0 264
Total 252 102 0 0 306
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1957/58–59/60 Yorkshire 2

Cyril Woolford is an English former domestic appliance technician, and rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. He played at representative level for Yorkshire, and at club level for Castleford, Doncaster, and Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 370), as a wing, or centre, i.e. number 2 or 5, or, 3 or 4.[1][2][3][4]

Playing career[edit]

County honours[edit]

Cyril Woolford won caps for Yorkshire while at Featherstone Rovers; during the 1957–58 season against Lancashire, and during the 1959–60 season against Lancashire.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Cyril Woolford played left wing, i.e. number 5, and scored a try in Featherstone Rovers' 15-14 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1959–60 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1959–60 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 31 October 1959.

Club career[edit]

Cyril Woolford made his début for Featherstone Rovers on Saturday 7 April 1956,[5] and broke Eric Batten's "most tries in a season" record for Featherstone Rovers, by scoring 31-tries during the 1959–60 season, this record was later extended to 48-tries by Paul Newlove during the 1992–93 season (albeit at Second Division level).[6]

Honoured at Featherstone Rovers[edit]

Cyril Woolford is a Featherstone Rovers Hall of Fame inductee.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Cyril Woolford's marriage to Elizabeth (née Bradburn) (birth registered during July→September 1932 (age 85–86) in Pontefract district) was registered during April→June 1954 in Pontefract district.[8] They had children; the rugby league Wing of the 1980s for Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 604), Neil M. Woolford (birth registered during January→March 1960 (age 57–58) in Wakefield district), and grandson Martyn is an association footballer.[6] Cyril Woolford lives in the Featherstone area.


  1. ^ David Smart & Andrew Howard (1 July 2000) "Images of Sport - Castleford Rugby League - A Twentieth Century History". The History Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0752418957
  2. ^ "Castleford RLFC A to Z Player List (All Time)". ℅ 31 December 2015. Archived from the original on February 16, 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at". ℅ 31 December 2015. Archived from the original on May 18, 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Bailey, Ron (1956). The Official History Of Featherstone Rovers R.L.F.C.. Wakefield Express. ASIN: B00O1TLDPC
  5. ^ Bailey, Ron (20 September 2001). Images of Sport - Featherstone Rovers Rugby League Football Club. The History Press. ISBN 0752422952
  6. ^ a b "Woolford hits winner in Wembley victory". Pontefract & Castleford Express. 28 May 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "Featherstone Rovers legends added to Hall of Fame". 5 November 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Marriage details at". 31 December 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 

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