Phoenix Bowmen invite you to have a go at Archery!
Ever wanted to try archery? The opportunity may be just a… stone’s throw away!
Halifax’s own Phoenix Bowmen, based at Halifax Rugby Club are holding an archery taster session on Saturday 14th of May between 11am and 2pm.
Price is £2 for 12 arrows.
The session is open to adults and children over 6 years old.
For any additional requirements, please contact email@example.com
Sponsor Halifax Magpies trip to IMART in Cork, Ireland
On behalf of Halifax RUFC, we are currently fundraising and supporting our mixed ability team the Halifax Magpies get to Ireland to represent the district in IMART 2022 which is set to take place 5-11 June 2022 in Cork Ireland. Details of the tournament can be found under the following link About – International Mixed Ability Rugby Tournament (imartworldcup.org)
Not only is your support vital this will also be the experience of a lifetime for all the players involved who face challenges every day most people just don’t understand. Halifax RUFC is proud to have a mixed ability team and we use rugby as a way of making a difference to these people and their families everyday lives. The majority have physical and mental learning difficulties and pictured on the IMART website is our very own Sam Beevers who is a stalwart of this team and typifies the enjoyment they all have in feeling part of this club.
Our target is ambitious and all monies raised will be used towards travel, accommodation, equipment and insurance for around 30 players of mixed ability and able-bodied facilitators, carers and support staff.
If you know anyone that can help by donating money please use our just giving page Fundraiser by Jason Brian : Help Halifax Magpies get to IMART 2022 (gofundme.com), alternatively you can contact Jason Brian (Director of Rugby) firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas with the Men United Group December 8th
Men United would like to invite you to the group’s Christmas get together on
WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2021
10AM TO 12PM
Come along for a bacon sandwich and a coffee!
Have a conversation on topics such as how Covid has affected you and your family or ways you can get actively involved in your community.
The MEN UNITED group meets every Wednesday THROUGHOUT THE YEAR from 10am to 12noon
Come along to our sessions (First one FREE! Then £3 per session) you can be part of this fantastic group for older men, make new friends, and enjoy group Discussions.
Halifax Rugby Union Football Club, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, Yorkshire, HX2 8AR
For more details please ring Peter (07599524471) or Graham (01422 202253)
Friends of St Matthew’s Chairman gives talk at Men United Group
Ian Philp, Chairman of the Friends of St Matthew’s Churchyard (Hipperholme & Lightcliffe) visited the Men United at Ovenden Park Group on Wednesday 14 September to give a talk and presentation about the continued work carried out by himself and the Friends of Group who volunteer in order to restore the graveyard at Lightcliffe Churchyard to its original state.
The group was first set up in 2012 with the aims of ensuring the churchyard is cared for in a way which makes it a place in keeping with the function of burials, with an atmosphere of respect and commemoration for the departed, a pleasant, attractive place for all visitors, a haven for wildlife and a place that values and protects local heritage.
After 3 years of hard work there are now records for 11,279 burials on the site which can be searched through at lightcliffechurchyard.org.uk where you can also keep up to date with the latest news from the Friends of St Matthew’s Churchyard or make a donation to support their continued work if you wish to do so.
The Men United Group were intrigued to hear about some of the people of interest buried there, particularly the chest tomb of Mary Guest whose son Lieutenant General Joshua Guest 1660 – 1747 is buried in Westminster Abbey where a monument was erected to him by his widow Sarah who is also buried near her husband in the Abbey.
Lieutenant General Joshua Guest was in Scotland in 1715 – 16, and commanded a party of dragoons which pursued and overthrew Jacobite fugitives at Perth 21 January 1716. The Lockhart Papers give a story, claimed to be direct from Guest, relating to the period of the Spanish invasion of Scotland in 1719… read more here…
Men United would like to thank Ian Philp for visiting to give such a captivating talk and the group are now planning on visiting the graveyard at Lightcliffe Churchyard to have a look around and hear some more of the history surrounding the grounds.
Join Men United every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon at Halifax RUFC, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, HX2 8AR – Just £2 per week (First session FREE)… Find out more here…
You can also message the group on Facebook here