Halifax awarded top RFU accreditation

Halifax RUFC have been rewarded for their hard work both on and off the pitch after being awarded RFU Club Accreditation status.

The club were presented with the award for recognition of Halifax’s high standards of commitment to the playing programme, duty of care and safeguarding and protecting children and young people, work in the community and club management.

“This is a significant award, particularly since it has been given for three areas of operation - adult men, women and girls and our youth and junior sections,” said chairman Grayham Smith.

“This award initially lasts until 2015 and will be subject to review in 12 months time. I hope therefore that our efforts to promote Halifax as a community, family and community club will continue and grow.”

The award comes at the same time as Halifax is set to be one of the first places in the country to introduce a new sporting initiative.

The club, in association with Calderdale Sports Development and the RFU are introducing a new Calderdale mixed ability rugby union team to make contact rugby more accessible.

The idea of the programme is to create a competitive but fun environment that challenges everyone involved.

For more information contact Debbie Greenwood, Calderdale’s Sports Development Officer, on 01422 264740 or email debbie.greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk.