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

Junior rugby returns to Halifax RUFC

Halifax RUFC ShieldSpecial junior sessions open to boys and girls of all ages will run at Ovenden Park on Wednesday 29 June at 6.30pm and Saturday 2 July at 11am.

Halifax RUFC are delighted to reveal their plans to bring junior rugby back to Ovenden Park.

Despite boasting a thriving senior section – made up of men’s, ladies and mixed ability teams – Halifax have been without a junior membership for the past few years.

However Toby Turner has now taken up the role as head of junior rugby at Halifax RUFC and will work with the club’s rugby committee and the RFU in a bid to revive the juniors.

Director of rugby Tony Curtis said: “We are delighted that Toby will be spearheading this initiative. He is a Halifax club man who is keen to put something back into the club.

“The juniors are a vital part of the club’s long-term aims, In the past we have seen some really good players come through the youth ranks to represent the club, with a number of last season’s first second team squads having been part of our last batch of juniors.”

Halifax RUFC will host now special junior sessions at Ovenden Park on Wednesday June 29th (at 6.30pm) and Saturday July 2 (at 11am), with boys and girls of all ages welcome along.

For more details about the juniors, contact Toby on 07854 094760 or Tony on 07554 013307.

Half Term Mixed Sport Camp

Mixed Sport Camp brings together a mixture of sports with rugby and football elements delivered by Scott Murrell, Halifax RLFC First Team Captain and Lee Burgess, Leeds United and Calderdale College Football Coach.

Monday 26 to Friday 30 October – 9am to 4pm daily
At Inspire Sports & Fitness Centre, Calderdale College, HX1 5JY

Suitable for girls & boys aged 5 – 12 years old and prices are as follows:

  • Single Day: £15
  • 3 Day Week: £40
  • 5 Day Week: £65

For further information or to book, email Matthew Booth at, call 01422 399331 (EXT: 9337) or drop in to fill out a form in person.

Success as Rugby World Cup comes to Halifax RUFC

A fabulous day at Halifax RUFC saw the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour roll in to Ovenden Park.

Halifax RUFC produced a day to remember to celebrate the arrival of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour on Wednesday.

Ovenden Park was one of only a handful of Yorkshire venues to host the Webb Ellis Cup during a 100-day tour of the UK.

And Halifax RUFC rose to the occasion, with a full day of activities – on and off the pitch – while the wider Calderdale community also got involved.

The highlight of the day was the performance of the Halifax Magpies in their mixed ability exhibition game against the Bumbles.

There were also junior games – boys and girls – involving Old Brods and Old Crocs, with the RFU community coaches providing superb support.

The Police, Fire Brigade, Pennine Magpies, Ovenden Initative, Calder Vallet Search & Rescue, St George’s Church, Illingworth Gaol and Stocks and Pennine Housing were also in attendance, with Halifax RUFC’s Crossbar Challenge proving popular – with even new MP Holly Lynch having several attempts at it.

Hundreds of people took the opportunity to have pictures taken with the Webb Ellis Trophy before it headed off to its next stop in Ilkley.

Halifax would like to thank all the many volunteers that helped make the day a roaring success.

Summer activities with OSCA for ages 14+

OSCAGet active with at the Ovenden Sports Community Arena this summer with various activities taking place throughout August.

Click here to view OSCA’s new flyer

Includes activities for ages 14+ such as street dance, rugby and football.

For further information about any of the activities listed in the flyer, contact Simon on 07974 077143 or email

Illingworth junior rugby league club – Players Wanted

illy girls rugby badgeIllingworth junior rugby league club are looking for players for their new under 7’s team.

Both boys and girls in school years 1 and 2 are welcome to attend a weekly training session every Sunday morning from 10.30am at Illingworth sports and social club, Mason Green, Keighley Road, Halifax.

All training is free and will last approximately one hour with all training based on the development of children’s core skills whilst having a load of fun as well.

For more information please contact Mick on 07876735280