June Newsletter

A message from our Chair – David Durbin

Firstly I would like to say a massive THANK YOU to all our members and supporters who have
enabled us to present a cheque for £10k to the Panthers Fund. Without your memberships and
generosity this would not have been possible. This money will be used to re-sign key players that
Simon wishes to retain for next season. More news on this will be forthcoming in the near future.
So it’s down to earth with a bang! Our eight wins on the bounce came to a shuddering halt against Leigh. While
we never gave up, we were clearly second best as they proved why they are one of the league’s favourites for
promotion. Money certainly talks!! So now it’s onto Whitehaven to kick on again and pick up the wins which will
consolidate our position at the top end of the league table.
A final reminder now for you to book your place at the John Bentley dinner on Saturday 18th June at the Shay.
Jonny Lawless is our compere for what will be an entertaining evening of fun and games with John and his
friends. So please contact Carroll on 07977 596051 to book your place. All monies raised will of course be going to the Panthers Fund to continue to strengthen the squad for next season.

Monthly Prize Draw Winner – Pat Fosset – Meal for 2 at Ivy House
Match Dining Competition – Gary Clifford

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
Mascot Creations, Miles and Major news this May!
Well it’s been another fantastic month in the Community for Community Panthers CIC! This
month we ran an exclusive competition for the 2022 Rugby League World Cup that will take place in
October! We visited 6 schools throughout the month allowing over 780 children to take part in the official
competition to create the mascot for this years tournament! Some amazing entries have been posted in
and the winner will be announced June 24th! Fingers crossed it is someone from our local community!
We have also taken part in a fundraising challenge this month and have ran 5 kilometres per day in May to
raise funds for Cash4Kids West Yorkshire! The total funds raised within the month we £415.00 which will
go towards support packages for disadvantaged children in our area.
Finally, there is some breaking news this month and a fantastic opportunity has arisen, we are going to be
looking for a new Community Panthers CIC Community Manager! Unfortunately, Jack Duffy will be leaving
the Panthers this August due to a family commitment that is taking him back to Canada. Jack said: ‘ I want
to send huge thanks to all in and around the Supporters Trust for the support you have shown me and the
community activities in my time here! It is with sadness that I make this departure but the club will ensure
all the hard work continues off the field to continue with the momentum we have gained in the

Kind Regards,
Jack Duffy
07394 519091
General Manager – Community Panthers CIC


Halifax Heritage Rugby League Lunch Club
NEXT MEETING – June 13th 2022
at HALIFAX BOWLING CLUB, 11.00am with guest Damian Munro
Please book you place in advance (with or without meal)
Bar opens 11am, with two course lunch for £3.99
Car Parking available on Site
Please book you place in advance (with or without meal)
To reserve a place ring or e-mail:
Chris Mitchell: 07947-827627 or chris-mitchell@live.co.uk


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