July Newsletter

A message from our Chair - David Durbin During a season you will always get some extraordinarily results, none more so than our win against Barrow. For the second time this year we have seen how our team of eleven have overcome the odds and produced a quite remarkable win. One for sure that will live long in the memory. Our win over Dewsbury has further consolidated our position at the right end of the table especially as the other results have gone our way and been very helpful. Thank you to everyone who attended our John Bentley dinner which was hugely successful! A massive thank you to John of course and to Jonny Lawless who hosted the evening. The night was sponsored by Steve Craven and we had further support from Ian Utterly, Chris Kershaw, John and Linda Kitson who all bought the gold table package. With the addition of ex players who attended including Jamie Bloem, Andy Hobson, Mike Umanga we had a recipe for a very good evening indeed! Finally, our thanks and best wishes go to Jack Duffy who is returning to Canada after doing an excellent job for the club in his role as Community Manager. I’m sure whoever replaces him will continue his good work.

CONGRATULATIONS July Prize Draw Winner – Member number 82 – Charles Standidge - £20 Club shop voucher

Appeal If you have any pre-loved items that you would like to go to a new home, please contact us or bring to one of our stalls on a match day. Many thanks as always for your support.

Panthers’ Community Update Return of the H20 Roadshow and Farewell Jack Duffy! It’s been another fun, exciting and memorable month for the Community Panthers! From after school clubs, to active lunchtimes to the return of the H20 Roadshow! So far within the month we have handed water out to almost 1,000 children through the school gates as they answer questions on hydration and learn how impactful being hydrated can be for their day at school! Children received a Halifax Panthers player card from their heroes themselves and also received a water tracker to ensure they can stay up to date with how many cups they drink within the month! Adam Tangata, Louis Jouffret, Lachlan Walmsley and James Saltonstall have all taken part and surprised pupils to a memorable start to their day! Other activities saw the return of Little Panthers Sports club at the little stars children centre, Panthers appearances in summer events at the Outback Garden and St Augustine’s refugee centre and parade appearances at the Elland Parade and the 10k Charity run over at the hospital. Kind Regards, Jack Duffy 07394519091 General Manager – Community Panthers CIC Message regarding Jack from the club: Jack Duffy, the current Community Panthers CIC manager will depart from his services with the club at the end of July due to personal reasons resulting in a move back to Canada where he will continue to pursue a career in sport development. Jack wanted to give a huge thank you to the support that the fans and the Supporters Trust have given to community initiatives and wishes you all the very best for the future. Stay tuned to the club’s website and social media channels for the announcement of his replacement.

Maureen’s Finance Current Balance - £5647