Halifax RLFC: Thrum Hall 13 project gets funding boost

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The Calderdale Community Coaching Trust has received £48,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Thrum Hall 13 project in Halifax.

Led by Trust staff and volunteers from the local community, the project focuses on the best and most popular 13 players who have played for Halifax Rugby League Football Club at their old ground, Thrum Hall. The project will enable us to take the project to local schools and community groups with the purchase of a display trailer and also display it in a local museum. The project will be run over an 18 month period.

The funding has led to the creation of two part-time heritage co-ordinator (job share) roles under fixed term contracts until July 2018, with earnings of £9,000 PA each.

For further information contact project manager Chris Mitchell on chris@calderdalecct.org or telephone 07947 82762.

Free food and fun at family festival

If you’re looking for incredible value for money plus exciting workshops and games for the whole family, Sunday, September 18 is a day not to be missed at the MBi Shay Stadium.

Just £1 admission for all juniors includes a hotdog and drink, and everyone attending will receive discount vouchers from local businesses.

Andy’s Man Club and Forget-Me-Not Trust are amongst those running games and stalls in the five-a-side court. Young @ Heart Club will hold the ‘Great Halifax Bake-off’ next to the bouncy castle, face painting and blender bikes in the South Stand.

All the activities run from 1pm until the 3pm kick off.

20th annual Star Man Dinner announced

Thursday, September 22 sees the MBi Shay Stadium hosting the 20th annual Star Man Dinner. Halifax RLFC first team players, coaching staff, directors and officials invite you to join them for a night of first class dining and entertainment in the Harvey’s Banqueting Suite. Seats cost just £30 per person, which includes a three-course meal, drinks reception and live entertainment. Call the club to book on 01422 342 792.