Halifax RLFC and the CCCT have secured funding for their second year of the RFL’s SkyTry project. The initiative involves coaching in various schools and community clubs across Calderdale, offering playing opportunities for participants.
The first block of coaching was delivered to over 150 local children who have never played any form of rugby league before, including primary schools - Warley Road and Parkinson Lane schools, who have had rugby league delivery for the first time in their schools. Plans are already in place to get even more kids moving, at All Saints, Ling Bob, Greetland, Rawson and Lee Mount during this school term.
Participants are then signposted to the best playing pathway for them, through our local community clubs. One of which; Siddal u12s, recently engaged in a SkyTry training session with the entire Halifax RLFC First Team.
Fans might have noticed a swarm of eager little athletes at the first home fixture v Featherstone. 36 U8s from Siddal and Featherstone Lions opened the day in a curtain raiser, enjoying the experience of playing here at the MBi Shay.
We have got highlights coming later in the year, including a festival planned for 6th April with 10 schools invited in this year 4 event. We are also planning an Emerging schools tournament to run again in May. Both years 7 and 8 competitions are also provisionally planned. So far, 5 schools for each year group are confirmed to compete. They are Lightcliffe, Park Lane, SBHS, Halifax Academy & Calder High. Coaching booked in at Park Lane, SBHS and Halifax Academy.