As part of the ongoing developing relationships with our Community Clubs and Halifax RLFC’s requirement to meet the RFL ROI Community and Participation Pillars metrics, we have recently been working closely with one of our Community Clubs, Brighouse Rangers regarding their Ladies team.
Brighouse have recently been losing players to other local professional clubs with other clubs also approaching them.
As part of its 5 year strategy plan, Halifax RLFC Foundation have not only been looking at a pathway for boys to go from Schools to Community Clubs to Halifax RLFC Academy to Halifax Reserves to possibly the first team but also to create a similar pathway for girls.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for a Women’s rugby pathway in Halifax. We are excited to support this and look forward to seeing the project developing into a great success over time.’’ Commented Simon, Halifax RLFC Director.
Three of our current Community Clubs, Greetland, Elland and Illingworth run girl’s teams but have no open age teams at this time and certainly no pathway to a Halifax RLFC Women’s team. This can now be the case.
Both Brighouse and Halifax RLFC felt that there was an opportunity to help each other to address these challenges and therefore we are pleased to announce that Halifax RLFC will be linking with the current Brighouse Rangers Ladies Team to re brand and set up a Halifax RLFC Women’s team to run out of the Brighouse Sports Club.
Brighouse representative Sarah Kennedy expressed her excitement about the upcoming challenge;
"This is a really exciting opportunity and we are looking forward to building a great relationship with Halifax RLFC both now and for the future."
This is an exciting project that will not only support one of our Community Clubs but also provide a clear pathway for girls in Calderdale to play for Halifax RLFC Women’s Team in the existing Women’s League structure.
Signed Brighouse Rangers Ladies Team/Halifax RLFC.
More information to follow shortly.