Ellery Hanley MBE

Inducted into the Hall of Fame - 2005


Born: 27 March 1961; Leeds, West Yorkshire


Position: Loose-Forward


Clubs: Bradford, Wigan, Leeds, Balmain, Western Suburbs


Ellery is an British former rugby league footballer of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, and former head coach of Great Britain, St Helens RLFC and Doncaster RLFC.


As a player he played most of his games at stand-off and loose forward.


Over a period of nineteen years, he played for Bradford Northern, Wigan, Balmain, Western Suburbs and Leeds.


He was capped 34 times by Great Britain and honoured by the Queen in January 1990 for his services to the game.


In 2007, he was voted as the greatest British rugby league player of all time.