Created: Thursday, 27 February 2014 13:41
Our Play Touch Rugby League skills sessions begin on the 5th of March 2014 and will be held at the new 3Gi Soccer centre which is inn the Old Shaw Mill opposite the Shay Stadium. They will run for 4 weeks from 5.30pm to 6.30 pm and will include some small sided games as well as basic touch skills and rules of play. There is no past experience required for these skill sessions, just an enthusiasm to learn and have some fun. If you can manage to attend more than once you will receive a free Play Touch Rugby League branded water bottle and a Halifax RLFC match ticket. We can also offer you support in registering online to our Savile Park Touch competition on www.playtouchrugbyleague.co.uk using the BOOK NOW feature or just register your interest.
CCCT staff Frank Watene and Chris Mitchell will be heading up the skills sessions and the competition, so look out for them both if you have any questions regarding Play Touch RL. Both were the driving force behind last years successful Charity touch competition, which saw the final played into extra time and eventually being won by the 'Odds n Ends' team, captained by Steve Shearne. Both finalists including runners up the GBA Care touch team have already expressed their interest in playing again this year. I'm sure GBA team captain Chris Kershaw will be out for revenge and will be bringing down a side to compete for the trophy.
If you have never played and want to try it out before registering yourself or your team for the Calderdale Touch competition in April then please consider popping down to our taster sessions.
Created: Thursday, 13 February 2014 11:40
The Faxettes and Bluebelles have been a regular feature of Halifax RLFC games for the past 7 years.
The last 2 years has seen the loss of grant funding, the continued lack of new members and the CCCT were unable to secure any new sponsorship.
Due to this fact the CCCT have made the tough decision to axe our dance programme for 2014. Even with the kind donations of our longstanding supporters there remains a shortfall in finances which the CCCT cannot meet.
This sad news comes as the first Halifax RLFC game of 2014 is due to start this weekend at home.
Frank Watene, Project Manager for the CCCT says,
'It feels like the end of an era for the CCCT and the loss of this dance programme will be hard to fill in our delivery programme. We have reached so many young people through our dance programme and the girls are well known around the community for all their charitable work including the Halifax Charity Gala and other community shows.'
Frank also says, 'I would like to thank Hazel Shaw, our dance tutor, for her long service to the CCCT and wish her all the best for the future in all her endeavours.'
The Bluebelles were at one time nearly 100 strong at the height of its popularity but have slowly been on the decline. There have been many new faces over the years but the proof of the programmes success was in the development and promotion of the current Faxettes from within the Bluebelles dance pathway.
The CCCT are welcoming the news that the Halifax RLFC are looking at creating an alternative dance programme themselves, as they realise the importance of dance to the young people of Halifax. Further details of this new programme will be posted on the Halifax RLFC website within the next few weeks.