The Club’s Hit Man award is to undergo a revamp for 2017 under a new sponsor – lifelong ‘Fax Fan and executive dining club member Stuart Fletcher.
“I was keen to sponsor something that encouraged and incentivised the players,” said Stuart, who has also made a significant donation to funding the club’s reserve side in 2017.
The new format brings back the season long element, with an award for the 2017 Hit Man to be presented at the annual Star Man Dinner, which recognises the season’s overall top achievers.
The award at each match will continue, with flexible criteria, including single big hits, try saving efforts and overall outstanding displays in defence.
“This is a further example of someone who is passionate about the club going above and beyond what is expected,” said commercial director Chris Murgatroyd.
Fundraiser in memory of Alex
A memorial fundraiser took place at Elland Cricket Club last Sunday following the tragic loss of local sports enthusiast Alex Steele, who passed away two weeks ago.
Luke Ambler’s #ANDYSMANCLUB and Halifax RLFC mascot Halicat were amongst the large crowd hoping to raise funds for Alex’s funeral. The main event was a football match where the players paid to play. There were also bouncy castles, special talks and hundreds of contributions to the raffle came from across the country, including Chelsea star John Terry’s match-worn kit.
Museum to go on tour
Preparations are in progress for when the new Halifax RLFC mobile heritage museum will visit high schools and local youth groups. The aim is to give over 7,000 Calderdale children the chance to come face to face with 112 years of local history.