North Halifax Star 2017: Young People of the Year – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Jorden Scanlon

Jorden Scanlon is a highly committed young man who is happy to focus on making North Halifax a better place and to ensure that the young people in the area have the right tools for a better future.

He gives up his time to ensure there are activities and opportunities for young people in the area and is now a familiar face within Project_Twelve:31.

Jorden sees no barriers in getting involved with the young people and enjoys being a part of the activities to keep young people busy and off the streets whether that’s playing football or out Geocaching he is always happy to play an active role.

For such a young lad he is happy to make a big difference to the local area and with him being this committed at just 18 years old, the future looks exceptionally bright for him.

Fire Service hit for 6 as Phoenix rises

Ovenden Phoenix and West Yorkshire Fire Service went head to head at Trinity Academy in their 3rd annual football match on Saturday 16 July.

Both teams

It looked set to be a case of Deja Vu as Ovenden Phoenix found themselves 4 – 1 down within the first 20 minutes before some changes were made.

Dan, Morgan, VinnyWith a strengthened back line, some great goalkeeping from Trav Allinson and more creativity added in the middle of the park it wasn’t long before Phoenix gained a foothold in what became a closely contested match.

There were some impressive debut’s made by new signings Vinny Finelli, Riley Farrar, Jordan Comer and Morgan Scott who’s football talents were noticed at Project_Twelve:31.

Dan Marham, player of 2 years and former captain said:

“It’s great to play a part in such an event and to know we still have the support of the West Yorkshire Fire Service and other services is brilliant.

We have some young lads coming through who really did themselves proud and the team seems to have that togetherness that we somewhat lacked in the past.

With Branny (Brandon Wilkinson) taking over as captain and Paddy Cooling taking on management for the new season I’m sure I’m not the only one with a higher level of optimism moving forward.”

Rayner and DomGoals from Brandon Wilkinson(3), Tommy Wade(1) and Ash Scully(2) were enough to see a comeback and a 6 – 4 win for Phoenix who lifted the trophy for a second time.

Karen Scanlon chair of Ovenden Phoenix said:

“It’s always good fun to play West Yorkshire Fire service as it marks the beginning of the season within the Halifax Sunday League and gives the team the opportunity to prepare for the coming 2016/17 season plus the added bonus of reclaiming the trophy!”

Adam Rayner was awarded man of the match for Ovenden Phoenix whilst Dom Furby was awarded Man of the match for West Yorkshire Fire Service.

Post Match Celebrations

A win for the Fire Crews

photo 2 Ovenden Phoenix V WYFSOn Saturday 18 July Ovenden Phoenix FC lost 2-6 against a very deserving West Yorkshire Fire service in the charity match held at Trinity Academy Halifax.

The Fire Service team made up of Firemen from across Calderdale came head to head against a very enthusiastic young Ovenden Phoenix team.

Reffed by Ste Hoyle from the Halifax Sunday League both sides did exceptionally well but the firemen held their own throughout the game and took away 6 goals.

The two goals from Ovenden Phoenix came from Josh Brown and David Healey

Also supporting the game was West Yorkshire Police Chief Superintendent Dickie Whitehead and Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative officers.

Woolshops Halifax provided new hoodies for Ovenden Phoenix to mark the start of the 2015/2016 Halifax Sunday League season.

After the event a presentation of the winner’s trophy was held at the Shant public House Shay Lane.

Ewan Gardner was presented Man of the Match for West Yorkshire Fire Service for the second year running.

Brandon Wilkinson was Man of the Match for Ovenden Phoenix FC.Ovenden Phoenix V WYFS

Ovenden Phoenix v the Fire Service

Ovenden Phoenix

This Sunday 24 August, Ovenden Phoenix invite you to Trinity Academy, Holmfield to watch a pre-season friendly football match against West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Come and support these local lads from 12.30pm when West Yorkshire Fire Service will be presenting this newly formed open age football team with a new kit.

Kick off is at 1pm after a special Zumba! warm up courtesy of Peter Coenen from The Dance Mill.

After the match, join the lads at The Shant, Shay Lane for the ‘Man of the Match’ trophy presentation.

With thanks to: West Yorkshire Fire Service, Pennine Housing 2000, West Yorkshire Police, Ovenden Community First,  Nestle and Asda Supermarket and The Shant Public House.

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Ovenden Phoenix

Ovenden Phoenix at the Grove Fun Day 8th Aug, with Karen Scanlon (Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative) Jolene Craig (Jephson Housing) and Laura Gleeson and Liza Crowther (Pennine Housing)

Ovenden Phoenix v the Fire Service

Ovenden PhoenixThe Ovenden Phoenix team (read our story) would like to invite you to come along and watch a pre-season friendly football match against West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service on Sunday 24 August 2014 at Trinity Academy 3G Pitch, Holmfield.


West Yorkshire Fire Service will also be presenting the newly formed Ovenden Phoenix football team with their new kit on the day. After the match you are welcome to join us at The Shant, Shay Lane, Holmfield.

Come and join us in supporting these local lads!

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