April Newsletter

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
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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