Dewsbury Rams can announce that when they play Bradford Bulls in the Championship they will be competing for the Jeff Grayshon Trophy.
This is in remembrance and recognition of the Rugby League legend following his sad passing this week.
Jeff Grayshon MBE cemented himself as a Dewsbury legend as he was part of the 1973 Championship winning team. Jeff made 235 starts and 2 substitute appearances in our colours, he scored 31 tries for the club between 1970-1978. He will be fondly remembered by everyone connected with the club.
He then went on to play for Bradford Northern 1979-85, and then for a second spell in 1987, amassing over 102 points and scoring 34 tries.
Jeff could really play anywhere on the field, he began at full-back before going on to become a forward later on in a career that saw him play until he was 45 years old.
Dewsbury Chairman Mark Sawyer said “Jeff Grayshon played with distinction for our club and was part of the 1973 Championship winning team. He will be held in the highest regard by all of us.”
Bradford Bulls Nigel Wood said “Jeff Grayshon was one of the those ultra-consistent forwards around which Peter Fox fashioned is championship winning. He played with flair and skill and it was no surprise when his country called, again in 1985. We are grateful that Jeff’s family have allowed the two clubs to celebrate his rugby life in this way.”
The inaugural Jeff Grayshon Memorial Trophy clash will take place on Sunday 25th April against Bradford at the Tetley’s Stadium, 7:30pm kick-off.