Kids fancy giving rugby a try?
With the World Cup currently on our screens, are the kids getting interested in giving rugby a go?
The Old Brodleians in Hipperholme has a great reputation for being a welcoming and family-friendly rugby club and they are currently recruiting boys and girls of all ages from three years up.
Their tots classes are aimed at 3, 4 and 5 year olds and take place at 9.30am every Sunday (for more details visit www.fb.com/BrodsTots). After that there’s a junior team at every school year from the Under 6s through to the Under 19s.
Don’t think for one minute that rugby is just for boys as it’s one of the fastest growing female sports in the country at the moment!
Boys and girls play in the same teams until they are 12 years old. The dedicated girls section then starts with the ‘Old Brods’ Under 13s, Under 15s and Under 18s teams.
Crossley Juniors have been running for 30 years with young people of varying ages. Mini-soccer is played by boys and girls as well as fun or competitive football in the local league.
Crossley Juniors, Whitley Centre, Halifax. Contact Mick Gavan, 07891 074 026.
Hockey club open to anyone aged five upwards.
Halifax Hockey Club, Park Lane Learning Trust, Exley, Halifax. 07909 576350.
A fantastic local community sports centre basted at Lightcliffe Academy, open for public use. Open weekdays from 6pm-9pm and Saturday 8.30am-6pm, Sunday 8.30am-5pm.
Lightcliffe Academy Sports Cent, Stoney Lane, Halifax. Contact 01422 200499.
Little Strikers encourages all aspects of mental and physical development through football, for children aged 1-6.
Thursdays, 1pm-1.45pm, Play Palace, Halifax; Saturdays, 9.30am-10.15am and 10.30am-11.135am, Play Palace, Halifax; Saturdays, 10am-10.45am and 11am-11.45am at Brighouse Central Methodist Church.
Little Strikers, Thursdays and Saturdays. Classes in Halifax and Brighouse. Contact 07896 202334.
Boys and girls football sessions for children aged 8-11.
Fridays, Crossley Heath School, 5-6pm. Boys and girls.
Mondays, Sowerby Bridge High School, 6-7pm. Boys and girls.
Sundays, Beech Hill School, 3-4pm. Girls only.
£5 per person, per session.
Mark Duffy Football School, 07488 383417.
Our junior pumas running club gives children aged 5+ the chance to experience running and enhance their running skills.
Northowram Pumas Running Club. See online for details.
Rugger Ratz is a fun, energetic introduction to rugby, designed to give your child a head start with the sport skills that are essential for many different sporting activities.
Age 2-3: Saturdays, 10.15am-10.45am. Sundays, 10am-10.30.
Age 3-5: Saturdays, 9.30am-10.15am, 10.45am-11.30am. Sundays, 10.30am-11.15am.
Age 5-6: Saturdays, 9.15am-10am. Sundays, 9am-9.45am.
Age 6+: Saturdays, 10am-10.45am.
Rugger Ratz, Inspire Centre, Calderdale College, Saturdays and Sundays. Contact 07875 233495.