Men United on from December Bacon butties

On December 2021 Men United members enjoyed Bacon and Tomato sandwiches for Christmas with compliments of Staying Well and NHP.

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Cheese and Tomato sandwiches were provided for vegetarian’s and it was washed down with tea and coffee.

This pre Christmas get together was at Halifax Rugby Union Football Club, Ovenden Park.

After taking a break due to Covid restrictions, Men United resume their meetings every Wednesday between 10am to 12pm, throughout the year at the Halifax Rugby Union Football Club.

Everyone is welcome on any Wednesday. Contact Peter on 07599524471, Grayham on 07866810737, or email .

Christmas with the Men United Group December 8th

Men United would like to invite you to the group’s Christmas get together on


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.

Men United

Halifax Rugby Union Football Club, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, Yorkshire, HX2 8AR

For more details please ring Peter (07599524471) or Graham (01422 202253)


Friday Floodlit Fun! Halifax vs Leeds Medics and Dentists September 24th

Halifax Rugby Union Club, based at Ovenden Park (behind Moorside School), are
pleased to announce the return of Friday Night Floodlit Rugby.
This week on Friday 24 September Halifax take on Leeds Medics and Dentists under the recently renovated Ovenden Park floodlights.
Kick off is at 7.30 pm.
Refreshments will be available before, during, and after the match.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Halifax RUFC: Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax HX2 8AR

Phone: 01422 365926

Mixed Ability Rugby Festival 22 May with Halifax RUFC

To all Ovenden Park Residents………………………………..

Halifax RUFC are hosting a festival of Mixed Ability rugby at their Ovenden Park home on Saturday 22 May.

The festival will feature teams from Halifax Magpies, Bradford and Bingley Bumblebees, and Worcester RUFC. The first game kicks off at 2.00pm.

Mixed Ability rugby is for players with disabilities and is played under adapted rules.

There is no admission charge and refreshments will be available from the clubhouse.

Ovenden Park is located at the bottom of Holly Park Way, off Keighley Road behind the old Moorside Primary School.

Thanking you in anticipation,
Halifax RUFC
Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax HX2 8AR

Halifax Magpies
Bradford and Bingley Bumblebees
Worcester RUFC

North Halifax community launch the Daisy Chain Café

Local services, ward councilors, residents, school children and even dogs came to Halifax Rugby Union Club this week to support the launch of the Daisy Chain Café.


Daisy Chain Café is a new community run, monthly meeting place in Ovenden run by volunteers and partners from the North Halifax Staying Well Steering Group who are working towards a Dementia Friendly North Halifax.

Funded by the ‘North Halifax Community Fund’ Daisy Chain Café is open to anybody especially people and living with or affected by dementia. The mission of the cafe is to provide friendship, support, activities and cake!

Deputy Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Chris Pillai opened  the event by thanking the hard work of volunteers in working to set the cafe up.  Some of the volunteers have personal experience of dementia and understand how a café of this nature can really make a difference to the lives of people affected by dementia.

Councillor Anne Collins who welcomed everyone to the event said,

How exciting this is for the North Halifax to host a Dementia Café that will run once a month working towards making North Halifax Dementia Friendly

Based at Halifax Rugby Union Club, Ovenden Park  the cafe will open from 1pm – 3pm every second Wednesday of the month and will include activities such as quizzes, visiting entertainers, chair exercises, Bocha (a type of boules), singing and bingo.

The next opening will be Wednesday 14 November.


The North Halifax Community Fund includes funding from the Community Foundation for Calderdale Isolation Fund and Staying Well funding. Read more about the fund here.

Hayley Conlon, Staying Well Worker said,

“The North Halifax Steering Group, which is made up of local people and community groups decided that  Daisy Chain Café was well deserving of  the funding from Community Foundation for Calderdale and Staying Well as it supports our aims to develop activities that improve social opportunity and prevent loneliness and isolation in adults in Calderdale”

For more information, please ring Karen on 0300 555 0266 or email

Special thank you to Community Foundation for Calderdale, North Halifax Partnership, Illingworth Moor Church, Halifax Rugby Union Club, Memory Lane Café Sowerby Bridge, Illingworth and Bradshaw Local Activity Group, Men United at Ovenden Park, Phoenix Shed, Calderdale Council, Age Uk, West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire Service, Together Housing, Savile Park Care Home, the Junior Wardens of Dean Field Community Primary School, Alzheimer’s Society, Angels Corner Café Pellon and everyone who came along to support the launch!

Join Halifax RUFC on a Trip to Eden Camp

Halifax RUFC still have places for a trip to Eden Camp on Wednesday 12 September. Transport is FREE and the admission charge for the camp is just £7.50.

Eden Camp opened as a museum over 30 years ago in 1987. Since then it has grown into one of the largest and most comprehensive museums covering British military and social history from 1914 onwards.

There’s a café there for people to buy lunch. Departure time TBC anyone interested in going can contact Graham Smith on 01422 202253 or email


Halifax RUFC Ladies Competition and Open Day at Ovenden Park

On Saturday 4 August 2018, 2:00pm onward there will be a Ladies seven a side competition at Ovenden Park , the home of Halifax RUFC.

There will be a feast of female rugby union football on the above date when local ladies seven a side teams will come together to celebrate over 20 years of Ladies rugby at the Club .

The Rugby Football Union is intent upon the expansion of the ladies game nationwide and Halifax RUFC can rightfully claim to have been a significant local force in this trend having instituted their team in 1996 .

Last season ( 2017/8 ) saw the Club , very creditably , finishing mid table in the Northern Counties League 1 and the target is to put a second development “Warrior“ fifteen out on a regular , friendly basis in next season . With the numbers currently training and committed, that target looks eminently attainable .

The invitation is open to all to visit Ovenden Park, inspect the facilities , watch the rugby and experience the ready welcome.

Admission is FREE .

Club players and RFU officials will be easily identifiable—to talk about the game ,the Club , the opportunities for new friendships and plans for the coming season .