World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Event at Dean Clough

To celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Tai Chi Tigers will be holding a FREE event for all age groups on Saturday 28 April, 10:30am – 11:30am at Dean Clough Mills, Halifax (go to Dean Mills main reception).

This is a free event for all age groups and there is wheelchair access to the venue, the event will include mindfulness and movement.

For further information please ring Marsha on 07810 094395 or go to the following website look under classes or contact

North Halifax Partnership and Andys Man Club in 13 goal thriller

The North Halifax Partnership and Andys Man Club FC went head to head in a charity football match on Sunday 22 April 2018 in memory of former Ovenden Phoenix Player Jordan Sheils and to raise awareness around Mens Mental Health and mark the start of CAP week.

The North Halifax Partnership Team eventually ran out 8-5 winners in what was a closely contested affair for most part.

After a well worked move between midfield pair Reece Griffiths and former Ovenden Phoenix player Ash Scully the Ball was picked up by North Halifax Partnership Captain and Centre Forward Dan Marham who stayed on his feet following a mistimed challenge in the penalty area before placing a shot into the bottom corner to open the scoring.

Andys Man Club F.C. equalized shortly after following a fast counter attack catching the partnership out at the back and with the score tied at 1-1 Ash Scully produced some fantastic footwork in midfield once again before playing  a defence splitting pass for Dan Marham to grab his second goal of the game.

The lead was short lived as Andys Man Club found yet another equaliser bringing the score level at 2-2.

Chances for both teams were coming fast and frequently with both goalkeepers making some fantastic saves,  Brandon Wilkinson being kept out by the woodwork and Dan Marham coming agonisingly close to a first half hat trick when his overhead attempt went narrowly wide of the post.

Brandon soon topped his first effort when finding himself in space on the edge of the area and after seeing the opposing keeper off his line he found the back of the net with an audacious lob to give the Partnership a 3-2 lead.

Two unanswered goals from Andys Man Club F.C. saw them take a well deserved 4-3 lead into half time which included the best goal of the game when a shot from around 30 yards out found the top corner after partnership goal keeper Jonathan Spencer managed to get the slightest of touches to try keep it out.

The second half provided more of the same with Brandon Wilkinson adding his second goal with a driven effort to bring the scores level. The North Halifax Partnership team took a 5-4 lead through Ash Scully who produced a fine solo effort dribbling round a number of players before curling a shot into the back of the net.

Patrick Hellowell got on the score sheet twice with one being a fantastic effort from range after he won the ball back in Midfield.  Andys Man Club grabbed a 5th goal on the break whilst the 8th and final goal for North Halifax Partnership came from the spot after Jorden Scanlon who produced a solid second half display was unlucky to give away a penalty. Left Back Jack Gaunt stepped up and remained calm to secure an 8-5 win for the North Halifax Partnership and bring an end to yet another great community event.

Dan Marham, Ward Link Worker for the North Halifax Partnership said;

“It’s been a fantastic event as usual and it’s always a pleasure to take part in these games for such a great cause. All the lads have enjoyed themselves today and I think I speak for the whole team when I say thank you to Andy’s Man Club FC for being a part of it once again.”

As well as Andy’s Man Club, The North Halifax Partnership would also like to thank West Yorkshire Police who came along to show their support, Calderdale Council Community Wardens, OSCA Foundation for allowing the use of the pitch, Project_Twelve:31 Girls Group, members of the public who came to spectate and also the players of both teams who all put in 100% effort from start to finish.

NHP and Andy’s Man Club Charity Football Result

On Sunday 22 April there was a fantastic afternoon of football with everyone giving 150% to the game.

The North Halifax Partnership won 8-5 against a brilliant team played in good spirits from  Andys Man Club FC.

Both teams would like to thank everyone who came along to support them.


Project_Twelve:31 Have Fun With #calderdalerocks

What a fun packed night for Project_Twelve:31 decorating rocks for #calderdalerocks and their very own #projecttwelve31rocks. Look out for them in Four Fields,  Ovenden.

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 20 April – OUT NOW!

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  • Charity Football Match Halifax NHP and Andy’s Man Club FC
  • Register for the Rough Ride Cycle Challenge
  • RSPCA Poochfest at Stainland
  • Not Long to Tour de Yorkshire – Times and Routes

The Friday Flyer is our weekly e-newsletter which includes upcoming events, activities, information, local services and themes. We hope you will find this informative and useful. Let us know what you think.

Have a great weekend!

Pennine Magpie Receives Duke of Edinburgh Awards Licence

Pennine Magpie is excited to announce that it has received the Duke Of Edinburgh Licence.

This means that they are now registered as a licenced organisation to provide Duke Of Edinburgh Awards for Bronze, Silver and Gold.

“To complete a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, young people volunteer in their communities, learn a skill, get fit and plan and undertake an expedition, fulfilling six to 18 months of challenging activity. Through this sustained, meaningful activity, young people develop key life and employability skills, such as self-management, problem solving, team working, communication and confidence.”

For more information or to show your interest, please email

RSPCA Pooch Fest Comes to Stainland

A festival of fun for our four legged friends!

Join RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford and  and Calderdale Council on Saturday 21 April, 11:00am-3:00pm as they celebrate our pooches and promote responsible dog ownership! There will be stalls, games, food and drink, a have-a-go-agility and of course, a fun dog show!

It’s Free Entry but donations are welcome through Eventbrite and on the day! The event will be held at Stainland Recreational Park, Stainland Road (Next to the 1885 Pub).

Go down with the family for lots of fun and wagging tails!?

See you there!

For more info or any enquiries please contact: