April Newsletter

RACE NIGHT FRI 22 APRIL We do hope you can come and join us for our fantastic ‘Race Night’ on Friday 22 April at Siddal RLFC. Tickets are just £5 each including supper and are available on match days from our stalls or via our website: faxtrust.org All money raised is to support the Halifax Panthers.


Fax Trust proudly presents AN EVENING WITH JOHN BENTLEY and friends at The Shay on the 18 June 2022.

The evening consists of a Two Course Dinner & Coffee, fun and games with our compare Johnny Lawless, a Q&A with the man himself and his friends. This is a great opportunity to listen to one of your favourite players talking about their stories on and off the field. The price for a ticket for this fun event is £25.00 each, you can also purchase a table for 10 people for £250.00 To book a ticket / table please contact Carroll Willis on 07977 596 051. Tables are booked on a first come first serve basis. This event is proudly sponsored by S.J Craven Joiner Contractors


A message from our Chair - David Durbin “Getting back on the horse” they say is easier said than done but our Panther’s have done that after two excellent wins on the bounce against Workington and Whitehaven. Let’s hope this is a start of a good run to take us up the table and consolidate our position there. While nothing can be taken for granted the style of play we are seeing now is a pleasure to watch and long may it continue. I would at this point like to thank all our supporters who attend our monthly quiz at the Ivy House, and of course Pete McNamara and all his staff for what is a very enjoyable night. It’s good to see new faces and all the monies raised goes to supporting the club. If you haven’t yet given it a try, I can ensure you that a good time is had by all so please feel free to come along. Our next one is on the 27th April starting at 8pm, it’s just £3 to enter which includes a supper. Bargain! Our next fundraiser is the race night at Siddal RLFC on the 22nd of this month which no doubt you have seen advertised. You can get tickets and buy a horse (don’t forget to name it) on our website or from our stalls on match days. A big THANK YOU to Steve Lambert the Club Commercial Director who has agreed to host the evening. We are also hoping to have players in attendance on what again should be a fun evening!


Panthers’ Community Update ‘ Community Panthers CIC – World Cup Trophy Tour and More in March!’ It has been a fantastic month of March in the Community for the Halifax Panthers! We had the pleasure of showcasing the Rugby League World Cup trophies across Calderdale to a primary school, secondary school and a college throughout the day before the made their way to the Shay Stadium for our Monday night Premier fixture vs Leigh Centurions. This was a fantastic occasion for us all as we spoke in front of over 600 students throughout the day before interacting with our loyal home fans! This also gave our ambassadors from the men’s, women’s and wheelchair team to have a platform to promote their great work in sport throughout the day too. We have also begun new partnerships this school term with Lightcliffe, C.E primary school, Old Earth Primary School, St Malachy’s Primary School, Rastrick High School & continue our ongoing partnerships that supply both on and off field sessions throughout Calderdale at the moment. We are currently engaging with over 175 children per week allowing current and new players to get a taste of rugby league and develop their skills with our coaches. We are also running resilience classes in curriculum time to help pupils to deal with change, stress, emotions and the ability to become more resilient through school. We have also introduced a new programme named Tag Talks to our weekly schedule. This is a combination of mental health and wellness activities alongside Tag rugby games for men aged 17-24. We are aiming to allow students, men in their first job roles, those in university and anyone within this age range to release some stress and get physically active with us throughout our sport and wellness activities with Invictus Wellbeing. Try High Holiday club has now been confirmed for a full year of scheduling for 2022. We will deliver 13 weeks of programming throughout the year for children on free school meals and take rugby league activities alongside wellness, first aid, squash, boxercise, yoga and much much more!  Our next programme will begin on April 11th – 14th at both Warley Road Primary School & Trinity Academy Akroydon.

To register follow this link: https://www.invictuswellbeing.com/tryhigh Thanks again for reading! See you next month. Jack Duffy – Community Panthers CIC.


Bank balance as of 3rd April £12,922

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It isn’t always getting the win and the two points that make you come away from a game happy, it's also seeing a full blooded performance with nothing but 100% given. So it was against one of our local rivals Featherstone Rovers. A lucky try got them back into the game which gave them the impetuous to go on and win it. There were more encouraging signs that we can climb the table and with performance’s like we have just seen I have no doubt this is possible. Another fully committed effort will be required when we take on Leigh in our first televised game on Premier Sports on Monday 21st kick off 7:45pm at the Shay. We,the supporters can make a difference, so please come down in your numbers and let’s get behind the team and become the force that get’s them over the line! Your Trust are now in the process of arranging another fund raising stall at Sowerby Bridge market in the next few weeks so please keep an eye on our social media platforms for more details. I hope too that you have in your diaries the date of our race night at Siddal RLFC on the Friday 22nd April start at 8pm and the John Bentley dinner at the Shay on the Saturday 18th June. Both will be opportunities to support our fundraising for the club as well as being fun evenings. Please contact me on faxmad@aol.com if you need any more details about these events. Details are also on our social media platforms. The future is bright it’s Blue and White! David Durbin.Chair Faxtrust.