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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:12 am 
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Halifax RLFC have announced that the club will not be running a reserve team next season. After all the noise over being part of the new reserve league this is highly disappointing. The reasons given are understandable but the real villains here are the rulers of the game. RL as we've all known it is gone and the elite have a lot to answer for. The reserve fiasco, dual registration, foreign teams playing in the English league, Aussies playing for England, the list goes on. You can't really blame the Fax board for their decision but I await the next announcement with trepidation.






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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:42 am 
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Other teams apart from us and Newcastle are getting funding, reputed to be £100K, to fund their Reserves. We are all disappointed but can appreciate the BOD 's decision reading their statement.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:53 am 
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It stinks, it really does! I feel not only for the players but also the people who have volunteered their time and money supporting the reserves over the last few seasons while SL clubs didn't want to know. Well done to all of you and let's hope you find a way to keep your support going.






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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:08 pm 
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Not what we really want but a sensible pragmatic decision by the BOD I am sure our volunteer fundraisers will rally round and continue to support the club.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:49 pm 
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Fanfaxtic wrote:Not what we really want but a sensible pragmatic decision by the BOD I am sure our volunteer fundraisers will rally round and continue to support the club.

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This one will not, haveing put upwards of nearly £400. a year for the last 4-5 and more. I think I have done my share towards fund raiseing. I thought helping young players get a foot on the pro. ladder be it our or another club was the best way to go. As for the club surely it is their responsibilty to budget for the season, the fund raiseing for the junior squad was a bonus as I see it?






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Fanfaxtic wrote:Not what we really want but a sensible pragmatic decision by the BOD I am sure our volunteer fundraisers will rally round and continue to support the club.

Well put, we wanted a BoD who acted responsibly and they are doing as much as a disappointment this is for everyone involved with the club.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:34 pm 
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burybabe wrote:Other teams apart from us and Newcastle are getting funding, reputed to be £100K, to fund their Reserves. We are all disappointed but can appreciate the BOD 's decision reading their statement.


Clubs with Category 1 Academies get matched funding up to a maximum of £100k. That's been the case for quite a while and no secret.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:37 pm 
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I'm not suggesting it is a secret just not a totally level playing field.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:16 pm 
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burybabe wrote:I'm not suggesting it is a secret just not a totally level playing field.





I'm not bothered about a level playing field, the club knew this when they asked us to back them in their application, and then threw us a curve ball .Who found out (and when) that their carefully worked out application was found not to be feasable?






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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:25 pm 
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Cassandra wrote:I'm not bothered about a level playing field, the club knew this when they asked us to back them in their application, and then threw us a curve ball .Who found out (and when) that their carefully worked out application was found not to be feasable?


Exactly. The RFL found the application to be feasible so who is mugging who off?

With no way to develop young Calderdale players there is now a disconnect with the youth of the area - they have nothing to aim for with regards to Halifax RLFC - and our crowd gets ever older in its average age and the first team fills up with journeymen with little connection to the club.

Besides, every sporting club should have development programmes in place.

The money should have been ring fenced. A real slap in the face for the trust this. Strap yourselves in folks, it’s gonna be even more of a hell of a ride!






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