The playing dynamic of Halifax RLFC has changed over the past season, and we’re spending the off season knuckling down, developing and growing in size, and aiming to raise the bar off the pitch, too. You’ve met our Players and Coaches, now meet the rest of the Club.
Michael Steele is a familiar face to most Halifax fans, having been a loyal Fax Supporter himself since 1956. Michael is a retired Solicitor and has been Club Chairman since he was appointed in 2008, after being recruited to the board by the late Stephen Pearson in 2002.
Ian has supported Halifax RLFC for many years now, and has been a Director for 6 of them. He began sponsoring the Club through his company Windsor Yarns, and has since founded 1HX Sports Merchandise, our official club shop. Ian is also 'Football Director', managing football matters and negotiated signings for the Club, on behalf of Richard Marshall.
Peter has been a fax fan since he can remember. Even though he’s also a sponsor himself (The Ivy House) his main role at the Club is recruiting as much sponsorship in as he can. Not to mention helping co-ordinate our events and making sure all the players are fed!
Mike’s area is mainly media, being the Official Club Photographer. Mike also deals with match day presentations, media enquiries and often gets involved in community initiatives, such as Give Us A Try. After retiring from a senior position at Del Computers, Mike has offered the Club his experience and hard work on a regular basis, since he became a Director in 2005.
Sarah has been at the Club for 18 years, and first watched Halifax at the age of just 3 days old! She deals mainly in football matters, as well as a variety of operational and events duties and thrives on a range of tasks. Sarah is also trained as a stock broker & qualified management accountant.
Laura has been with the Club since she started as an apprentice in the 2013 season. Since then, her role has developed to cover marketing, media and community projects. Laura enjoys getting stuck in to a variety of new tasks and has been continuing a Business & Marketing courses in her own time since she finished her apprenticeship.
Jenna’s time at the Club has seen her develop from Reception duties, right up to her current role, 14 years later, dealing with all the Club’s accounts and databases. Jenna loves the family feel at Halifax RLFC and is always rooting for the team. She also worked at FC Halifax Town for 5 years.
Chris is the Project Manager for Calderdale Community Coaching Trust; driving the progress of all their schemes. Chris oversees every grant and project, always looking for innovative new ways to engage the Community. Chris also works for the Club on matchdays and has been a loyal fan for decades.
Chris began his involvement with the Club in 1990 as volunteer programme editor, and since then has undertaken varying roles from matchday PA announcer to commercial manager. With a 35 year career in sales and in business, Chris rejoined the Club in April 2016 as Commercial Director to generate the additional income needed to fund the push for full time & Super League status.
Mick began at the Club over 40 years ago, as a player, signed from Siddal. The years that followed saw him raise the Challenge Cup trophy in 1987, play his way to 303 appearances and in to the Hall Of Fame. He’s even taken up numerous roles on the coaching staff over the years. Mick is widely regarded a real Halifax legend and has also supported the Club by building up the Cashfax lottery for 25 years.
Richard works to recruit members for our various lotteries. He’s worked on the lottery for 12 years now, and recently started up the Club’s Calderdale Cares Lottery. Most people will recognise his friendly face from the half time ‘Golden Gamble’ which he runs, along with other matchday responsibilities. Richard is always happy with his work and encourages anybody to approach him if they’re interested in signing up!
If you'd like to volunteer, we'd love to have you! Whether it's an hour on a certain day, a few days per week, or even ad hoc from home. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested, and let us know what your skills are (whatever they may be) so we can help you fit in nicely!
Amongst the areas we need help are security, helping control access to the main hospitality suite after each game, helping the Car Park manager monitor access and direct customers to parking before each game; A scoreboard operator and hospitality staff, who act as hosts to our sponsors, provide a drinks ordering service and sell raffle tickets etc.
The Club is also on the lookout for Matchday programme and Golden Gamble sellers. Please call 01422 342792 for more information.
If you’re interested in a role or experience with Halifax RLFC, please get in touch on 01422 342 792