KEIGHLEY Cougars are today saddened to learn of the passing of club legend and Hall of Fame member, Geoff Crewdson.
Gentle giant Geoff joined the club in 1955 from Leeds Intermediates making his first team debut later that season.
His Keighley career was interrupted by National Service but upon demob he would return to Lawkholme Lane to continue playing for the club.
In 1964, he was part of the memorable team which gained promotion and played a big part in the club’s revival and in 1966 he was chosen to tour Australia with the Great Britain squad, a tour in which he would play 13 games for the Lions.
Geoff played the last of his 288 games for Keighley in 1968 going briefly to Hunslet and was inducted into the Keighley Rugby League Hall of Fame in 1999 as a member of the inaugural class.
The club sends it sincere sympathy to the Crewdson family.
By Joshua Chapman
So sorry to hear of the passing of Geoff former team mate and friend , one if the finest men I had the fortune to play alongside.Great memories come flooding back when things like this happen, so sad that we only think about each other is when someone leaves us.
Good night ‘blue’ RIP ‘skin’ always in my heart.
Geoff Crewdson my hero always loved his playing tough strong always a smile on his face Keighley loved you and will always remember R.I.P. Geoff gentle giant
Thank you for all your kind words about my grandad Geoff.
Holly, condolences for your loss. We’ll be running an obituary of your grandad in League Express on Monday. Can you confirm when he died and let us have the details of his family (wife, children and grandchildren). We will let people know the time and place of the funeral.
So sorry ! I grew up as a neighbour on Queenswood Drive, Headingley and used to knock on his mum’s door to ask if he’d come and kick a ball with me! He always did !