Departing head coach John Kear and his wife, Dawn, have been made life members of Batley Bulldogs.
The announcement was made by chairman Kevin Nicholas at last Saturday’s presentation and is a fitting tribute to the couple who have given five years tremendous service to the club.
Kear said: “It is a very touching tribute but very much appreciated.
“Dawn has been heavily involved with the club and it has been a marvellous five years.
“Batley have some very good people involved with the club.
“I can assure people this won’t be the last time they see me at Batley and when Wakefield have a free Sunday I’ll be coming back to the club to watch.”