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

Men United enjoy an active morning at Ovenden Park

The Men United at Ovenden Park group is thriving once again with 15 members of the group getting together this morning to enjoy a variety of activities including Walking Football, Indoor golf and Kurling.

The group really enjoyed the Walking Football which saw two teams of three go head to head in a very close and competitive game, won in the late stages following a well placed goal from Grayham Smith.

There were close encounters elsewhere as the remaining members took part in indoor golf and indoor kurling with every member getting involved in at least one of the activities.

There are now plans in place for a number of guest speakers and trips out over the coming months including a guided tour of Bankfield Museum in the near future which you too could be part of.

What do you do on Wednesday mornings? Get up at the usual time, stroll downstairs, have a bite to eat, switch the television on…. every week, just like every other day?

For just £2 per session (First one FREE!) you can be part of this fantastic group for older men and meet like minded people, make new friends and enjoy group discussions over a hot drink and a biscuit… and even the occasional bacon sandwich!

The group meets every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon at Halifax RUFC, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, HX2 8AR

If you would like more details, please ring either Joe 01422 246980, or Dennis on 01422 248734 or email daniel.marham@calderdale.gov.uk who will be more than happy to tell you all about the group.

THIS WEEK! Sharing Stories Event for groups in North Halifax

This event is for anyone who runs a community group or activity in North Halifax, giving an opportunity for you to share stories and connect with other groups in the area.

Thursday 9 March 2017 – 11am to 2pm
At Halifax RUFC, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, HX2 8AR

Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To book or for an informal chat please RSVP by calling Amanda on 07764 329259 or email amanda.ogilvie-berry@leadthewaycalderdale.org

Sharing Stories Event for groups in North Halifax

This event is for anyone who runs a community group or activity in North Halifax, giving an opportunity for you to share stories and connect with other groups in the area.

Thursday 9 March 2017 – 11am to 2pm
At Halifax RUFC, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, HX2 8AR

Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To book or for an informal chat please RSVP by Friday 3 March by calling Amanda on 07764 329259 or email amanda.ogilvie-berry@leadthewaycalderdale.org

LGBT Rugby taster day for ages 18+

Halifax RUFC ShieldLGBT rugby taster day in a fun and friendly environment for ages 18+ with special guests Leeds Hunters and RFU accredited coaches.

Saturday 4 March – 11am Meet & Greet
At Halifax RUFC, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, HX2 8AR

For further information please email halifaxrufc@hotmail.com

Friends of St Matthew’s Chairman gives talk at Men United Group

20160914_1019311Ian 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.

20160914_1019351The Group were intrigued to hear about some of the people 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

Men United at Ovenden Park – Join Today (First session FREE)

logoWhat do you do on Wednesday mornings? Get up at the usual time, stroll downstairs, have a bite to eat, switch the television on…. every week, just like every other day. Sound familiar?

Go along today and join the Men United Group for Guest Speakers, fun, laughs and more.

This morning from 10am to 12 noon
At Halifax RUFC, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, HX2 8AR

Each session costs just £2 but the first one is FREE. So what are you waiting for?  We hope to greet you at 10am.

If you would like more details, please ring either Joe 01422 246980, or Dennis on 01422 248734 who will be more than happy to tell you all about the group.

You can even drop the group a message on Facebook here where you can also take a look at some of the things they’ve been up to.

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