A whole new ball game for rugby pals

Issue 469

RUGBY LEAGUE legend Francis Cummins and two rugby pals have tackled their biggest construction project yet.
Francis, currently Bradford Bulls assistant coach, has teamed up with Dewsbury Celtic clubmates Paul Heaton and Matthew Oldroyd to build four homes off Dewsbury Gate Road in Staincliffe.
The trio have formed a company called HCO Developments and first bought the land two years ago.
Francis, 34, took the role of company director with current Celtic and England Lionhearts coach Paul, 35, working on the construction and 44yearold Matthew on the electrical side. Matthew’s wife Carol also became company secretary.
All three former St John Fisher pupils have experience in the property market but the new development is their biggest project to date.
Paul and Francis first worked together on two properties two years ago on Green Lane, Staincliffe, where Mr Heaton now lives with his family.
After joining forces with Matthew their new fourproperty development, The Woodlands, was constructed on the site of an old coal yard and includes two detached and two semidetached houses priced from £190,000 to £260,000. Each home is made of real stone with an integrated audio system, wet room and a large garden.
Dewsbury Celtic vicechairman Francis, who played for England, Great Britain  and Leeds Rhinos between 1993 and 2005, now wants to expand if the Dewsbury Gate Road development proves a success.
“We wanted to put something back into our local area and we’ve used a lot of local materials and local labour,” said Francis. “The houses are all made from real stone, as we wanted to follow in the tradition of the old stonebuilt homes in Dewsbury.”
The show property is open  to view this Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 2pm and will also be on the Rightmove website.
Paul said: “At different stages of the development we’ve all put in different amounts of time, finance and commitment and we’ve all worked hard together to get to this stage. We’ve built large quality homes here, not rabbit hutches.a
“There are a lot of rugby links on the site and most of the workers have connections to Dewsbury Celtic and Dewsbury Irish Nash. “We’ve chosen to invest in Dewsbury and we hope to continue to do so.”
For more information email carol@hcodevelopments.com.

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