January Newsletter

A message from our Chair - David Durbin Firstly, I hope you all had a good Christmas and I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year. Our new season starts with our friendlies against Wakefield and Hunslet and here’s hoping we have as good a season as last year and maybe even go one better! Simon’s recruitment has a very positive feel about it and I’m sure we will give the boys every encouragement as the season progresses. Your Trust as always will continue to raise funds for the Panthers players fund and of course is looking for your support. Trust membership’s which are now due, remain at £15 for another year and can be purchased on our website faxtrust.org .The ‘Match Day Dining’ competition sponsored by the club is also available along with Steve’s very popular Fantasy League. Who doesn’t like to pick their own team! Our online auctions will be continuing with some very interesting items indeed. Keep your eyes on our social media platforms! We are all looking forward to seeing you all on match days at the Shay where we will again be selling pre-loved merchandise and if you have any items you would like to donate please bring them along or I am willing to collect them from you, just give me a call on 07790 852196. THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT ITS BLUE AND WHITE !

Panthers’ Community Update from Kara Colvin • The community panthers team have been completing the Try High camps along with Invictus and Calder Community Squash. • Plans continue for the 150th and involvement of a shay tidy up and refurb inclusive of all community clubs and schools. • Coaching in schools is still active and branching out to more areas of Calderdale now. • As the community clubs return to training each club will have the opportunity for free junior season tickets for all players – and having a panther presence at their training sessions throughout the season. • A healthy eating project will be completed this year to enabled the people of Calderdale to eat healthy on a budget as well as get exercise with panthers. • Primary coaching courses will be run throughout the year to enable more coaches to coach in community clubs – provided free from Halifax panthers. • Development continues for the women’s team and both college academies - the academies are growing strong and now the recruitment process starts for September intake. Kara Colvin 07309782215 Community Development and Engagement Manager – Community Panthers CIC

Win Match Day Dining for 2! We are still running our Match Day Dining competition. A draw will take place at several home games and the winner will receive a dining package for 2 people! The price to enter is just £10 for the whole season! Visit our website to enter or come see us on a match day. Pre-loved We are appealing for donations of rugby merchandise including rugby shirts, polo tops, t-shirts, coats, hoodies etc as our stocks are running very low! 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.

Maureen’s Finance Current balance £10,834, this includes a grant of £3,500 from CFFC for the 150 years Commemoration Film.