The Board of Directors at Halifax Panthers are calling on the people of Calderdale to come along to The Shay on Sunday for the game against York City Knights (5.30 pm KO) to support The Panthers in our Championship quarter-final play off game. The winners will progress a week later to a semi-final appearance away to Featherstone Rovers.
Halifax Panthers commercial director Steve Lambert commented: “This is a massive game for the club as it will determine our finishing position in the Championship table and therefore how much central funding we receive in 2023. People probably don’t realise that if we lose to York, they then take on the 3rd place position in the league that we have worked so hard all year to secure. Make no mistake this is a BIG GAME both financially and in our efforts throughout the club to drive on to The Grand Final. As much as this is an extra game for us, we share the receipts 50/50 with York after expenses and ironically the RFL agreement with Premier Sports does not provide any club compensation for televised games in the play-offs, making it all the more important that we get as many of you to the game as possible.”
“Our attendances over recent games have begun to increase, it seems that a combination of the atmosphere generated by our wonderful and faithful supporters together with fantastic, exciting and exhilarating rugby league are being enjoyed by more and more of you with a growing family and young person audience. Led by the South Stand Barmy Army, the East Stand are getting more vocally involved, even singing in time with the Drummer! This is not a Season Ticket game but we would ask season ticket holders to come along, enjoy a great day, bring the family or friends. This applies to all of our supporters, don’t come alone, share the experience, enjoy the day and help us towards another day of glory next week at Featherstone. See you all Sunday.”