Halifax Panthers are delighted to announce the signing of a Service Level Agreement with Calderdale College that will commence with immediate effect through to July 2024. The Halifax Panthers Academy U19’s provides a pathway from college rugby into our first team squad environment, a route that Will Calcott has previously taken. The programme provides our Rugby athletes with the opportunity to develop their skills while continuing their Education in the Colleges Trade Academy or studying for a BTEC qualification that prepares them to move into Industry or further education at university.

Panthers Commercial Director, Steve Lambert said,” This is a great opportunity for the club and the College to come together, combining sport and education for the benefit of young people in Calderdale and beyond. With over 30 students enrolled currently and a growing girls academy, these are exciting times for us all, hopefully producing playing talent for both The Panthers first team and our Women’s team. As a further indication of our growing relationship the College Logo will be displayed on the new 2022 playing kit and on all Replica Shirts”.

John Rees, Principal and Chief Executive of Calderdale said, “We are tremendously proud and excited to be strengthening our partnership with the Halifax panthers as one of their official shirt sponsors. Like us, the club have been part of the Calderdale community for more than a century so were delighted to team up with them on this venture, which brings two like- minded organisations together.

“Calderdale College has been working with The Panthers for many years as their Official Education Partner, delivering recognised qualifications and first-class rugby coaching to young people within our district and beyond. We share the desire to deliver excellence in skills training both on and off the pitch and collectively give students a route into the first team.”

“We look forward to growing our relationship with the club further this season.”

The club would like to thank Craig Waterworth, Andy Holleyhead, Daniel Jarvis and their teams for the help provided in putting this exciting partnership together.

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