Halifax RLFC: IOU receive £5,000 grant

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The Boxing Day floods left the Dean Clough based IOU Theatre Company with tools and equipment they had built up over the years ruined, and their headquarters a swampy mess.

But with a cash match from the Community Foundation for Calderdale, the Calderdale Cares Fund has been able to issue a whopping grant of £5,000 to aid rebuilding.

IOU will use the money to fund an innovative computer suite, and have big plans for the future to deliver bespoke educational activities in the STEM

subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), which is something they

have strived to provide to school age children for years.

Pilot sessions are on the horizon for children in Elland, who will have the opportunity to develop skills and confidence with the theatre group, which will open doors to a host of career opportunities in the creative industries.

Elland ARLFC look lively

Elland ARLFC’s young rugby league players and Halifax RLFC’s players and coaches spent a morning together last Saturday in an initiative which strengthened the Yorkshire Junior League side’s bond with their professional neighbours.

Players aged between 7 and 12 went through drills and took tips from the ‘Fax players before learning about healthy eating and good training routines from conditioner and strength coach Andy Holleyhead.

The whole club then featured as ‘Club of the Week’ at Sunday’s Championship Shield fixture versus Dewsbury Rams at The MBi Shay, proudly leading the players on to the pitch and parading for the crowd at half time.

To get your club involved call 01422 342 792.

Your chance to be a mascot

We’ve joined forces with The Watermill at Salterhebble to give three children the opportunity to be the mascot at our September Championship Shield fixtures.

By completing a free draw slip when they dine at The Watermill, three families will each win a family ticket, with one child leading the team out wearing a brand new home shirt.

Remember the day?

This day in 1990 saw the first match for the reformed Halifax RLFC (1990) Ltd. Peter Roe’s team upset the odds with a 40-4 victory at Doncaster in the Yorkshire Cup.