Inspiring Luke’s college honour

Calderdale College graduation parade, Halifax town centre.
Calderdale College graduation parade, Halifax town centre.

Inspirational halifax rugby league player Luke Ambler will receive a special award from Calderdale College tomorrow.

Every year college staff nominate members of the community for an Inspire Award.

This year’s award will be presented to Luke, who created ‘Andy’s Man Club’ following the tragic suicide of his brother-in-law.

The awards are given to individuals who, through their business or voluntary activities, are an inspiration to others.

Support group Andy’s Man Club offers a space for men to talk about their mental health and open up with others who may be in a similar situation.

Luke is determined to smash the stigma around mental health and break down the barriers which often prevent men talking about their feelings.

He will receive his award at the college’s graduation ceremony this Saturday, September 24, at Halifax’s Victoria Theatre.

The graduation will see students parade through Halifax town centre, led by the Mayor of Calderdale Howard Blagbrough. The Town Crier Les Cutts and the Girls and Boys Brigade Band will also be in attendance.

Calderdale College is the sole provider of Higher Education courses in Calderdale.

Partner links with Leeds Beckett, Huddersfield and the Open Universities mean students have access to university resources, such as online research tools and university library access.

Places are still available on many courses - to apply visit