(Story by Pennine Pneumatic Services)
Do you know your stiff-arm fend from your chicken wing tackle?
There may be many specialised terms in Rugby League, but one thing the sport has in common with PPS is that everyone involved recognises the importance of teamwork.
As experts in compressed air, we understand the need to let off a little steam from time to time – and what better way to do this than by supporting a local sports team.
Our Managing Director Gary Whitaker has put his money where his mouth is and PPS is now a proud sponsor of Halifax RLFC.
Playing in the Championship, Halifax RLFC was formed back in 1873 and became the first ever winner of the Yorkshire Cup in 1878. In 1998, the club moved to the Shay Stadium, which it shares with FC Halifax Town. The club was one of the founder members of the Northern Rugby Football Union (later renamed the Rugby Football League).
Our sponsored player is Prop, Ryan Boyle. Born in 1987, Boyle is on loan from Castleford Tigers; he also played for Salford City Reds and represented Ireland in 2009-2010.
The club’s Marketing Manager Laura Bowen says: “Our club is driven by our sponsors and dedicated local people, so it’s always fantastic to combine the two! It’s great to have a trusted successful local company like PPS on board heading into what looks like an exhilarating season. We’re proud to have them sponsor one of our star players, Ryan Boyle, and to signpost our fans to their no-nonsense services.”
A word from the Managing Director…
Gary Whitaker says: “As a company very much rooted in the local community, we feel it’s important to show our support for sports teams in the region. By being involved with the club and sponsoring a player at Halifax RLFC, we are showing our commitment to this local team. Like them, we aim to achieve the best results through teamwork, training and striving for excellence in all we do.”