Martin Hodgson

Inducted into the Hall of Fame - 2005


Born: 26 March 1909; Egremont, Cumbria


Died: 1991


Position: Second-row


Club: Swinton


Martin was an English goal-kicking second-row forward, Hodgson signed for Swinton in January 1927 aged 17.


He still holds the long distance penalty goal record with a kick of 77.75 yards for Swinton against Rochdale Hornets at the Athletic Grounds, Rochdale in April, 1940.


Martin was, without doubt, one of the game's greatest ever second row forwards.


Martin represented both Cumberland and Great Britain on many occasions and also toured Australasia in 1932 and 1936 with the Great Britain tourists.