30 seconds with Hayden Freeman

Over the next few weeks, we’re getting to know a few of the stars of our recent season launch video a little better. Today, we meet our record try scorer - Hayden Freeman.

When it comes down to it, rugby league matches are settled by points - the team with the most points, wins the match.

The easiest way to get the biggest number of points? Score tries of course! Which is why Hayden Freeman is such an important part of our story.

Midlands born and raised, graduate of our our academy system, in 2018 Hayden became our all-time record try scorer. That’s pretty impressive.

“It means a lot for me being a Midlands player and getting to play for Midlands club,” Hayden said.

“It was a real achievement for me breaking the try scoring record and I’ll hopefully add to it next year.”

He added: “I'm really excited to sign for my fourth season at the Bears. I've seen myself improve year on year and felt I had a strong contribution in 2018. 

“Credit to all the fans who have stuck by the players and staff throughout the years, plus thank you to my personal sponsor Midland Fuel Oil for their support the last two seasons. I look forward to seeing everyone at our matches in 2019.”

Hayden recently re-signed for the Bears for the 2019 season, meaning fans can expect to see him improve his tally of tries for the club.

Bears head coach Tom Tsang said: “Hayden has been our top try scorer over the last 2 seasons and has really developed into a fantastic League 1 winger with 32 try’s in 55 games. He has good top line speed and carries very well into contact. 

“Towards the end of the 2018 season, Hayden even spent some time in the centre position, adding another string to his bow. We still see him as a great winger first and foremost, but will work with him to develop other areas of his game to make him more versatile and increase his attacking threat further.” 


If you want to join us for the next year of rugby league in Coventry, then snap up your season ticket now. They include access to all of our Betfred League 1 home matches, any home pre-season games, access to a members’ bar and free parking at all home games.

Alan Robinson#ForTheNext