Halifax Panthers are pleased to announce the launch of our new Foundation, which succeeds our previous Community Interest Company in managing the community pillar of the clubs operations.

The Halifax Panthers Foundation is dedicated to fostering community unity, wellbeing, and empowerment through sport, education, and social initiatives. Striving to inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds in Calderdale, Yorkshire, and surrounding areas to reach their full potential, embrace inclusivity, and create a positive impact in society.

The Foundation will be responsible for our Women’s, Wheelchair, LDRL and Cheerleading teams as well as various outreach projects across the district.

Chairman of Trustees Danny Hutchinson speaking on the launch of the foundation: “I’m incredibly happy to be joining the board of trustees as the inaugural chairperson of the Halifax Panthers Foundation. Calderdale has an incredibly strong and diverse third sector and we’re delighted to be joining it as the official charity of the Halifax Panthers. We are now focused on securing key funding, getting the word out and establishing partnerships across the borough. With the hard work and support from the community surrounding the club and Calderdale, I have every faith the Foundation will be a success for years to come.”

Halifax Panthers CEO Damian Clayton MBE added: “The Halifax Panthers Foundation, with its newly acquired charitable status, stands at the forefront of our mission to actively weave together the diverse threads of our society. We firmly believe in the power of sport and community engagement as catalysts for positive change. This recognition as a charity amplifies our capacity to reach out, connect, and make a tangible difference in the lives of people from all walks of life.”

“Our commitment goes beyond the rugby field; it’s about nurturing the social fabric of our community. We envisage a future where the Foundation acts as a beacon of inclusivity, bringing together people irrespective of their background, fostering unity, and promoting a spirit of togetherness. As we embark on this new chapter, our resolve is stronger than ever. We are dedicated to enhancing the social, educational, and physical well-being of our community. The Halifax Panthers Foundation and its Board of Trustees are ready to make an extremely positive impact, and we invite everyone to join us in this exciting journey towards a more cohesive, vibrant, and thriving community.”

For more information on the foundation, visit our dedicated website at

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