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Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:01 pm
Posted by Fax4Life on Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:01 pm
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ShayFax wrote:
I just don't know what is wrong with this town!! People just don't seem to come out and watch some high quality sport!

We could only get 4000 against Melbourne Storm! Look at all the effort and publicity that went into that!! People just don't seem to come out and watch...I just don't understand it!!! :x


Yer true but it was a Friday night and like I keep saying the Shay is not the most appealing ground - yet.
I thought we would get 5K tbh at that match. The club tried.
Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:58 pm
Posted by lmw on Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:58 pm
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ShayFax wrote:
I just don't know what is wrong with this town!! People just don't seem to come out and watch some high quality sport!

We could only get 4000 against Melbourne Storm! Look at all the effort and publicity that went into that!! People just don't seem to come out and watch...I just don't understand it!!! :x


very disapointing but i do feel the club could of done more on on the publicity side of things
thats in the past now just hope we can do it in the future
Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:36 am
Posted by Haighy on Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:36 am
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lmw wrote:
very disapointing but i do feel the club could of done more on on the publicity side of things


I dare say Halifax don't have the budget to spend money on publicity and marketing like SL clubs do. What would you rather the money be spent on, decent players or marketing?

The problem in the past is, that when the fans have come, we have played crap. The Melbourne game aside, when there has been an effort from the town to come and the attendance has increased the product on the field wasn't good enough.

Maybe this year will be different.
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Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:15 am
Posted by Brew on Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:15 am
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Haighy wrote:
I dare say Halifax don't have the budget to spend money on publicity and marketing like SL clubs do. What would you rather the money be spent on, decent players or marketing?

The problem in the past is, that when the fans have come, we have played crap. The Melbourne game aside, when there has been an effort from the town to come and the attendance has increased the product on the field wasn't good enough.

Maybe this year will be different.


When we 1st got relegated our first game @ home vs Keighley attracted over 3000 fans, We played pap and ground out a 18-12 victory. Crowds quickly declined over the course of that season, If we'd have been around the top of the league we'd have kept a healthy number, but unfortunatley TA hadn't finished destroying the club he loved,
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Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:22 pm
Posted by bentleyman on Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:22 pm
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Hope the Club rethink about playing on Friday Nights from June.Anybody else hate Friday Night Football ?
Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:25 pm
Posted by FFA on Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:25 pm
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bentleyman wrote:
Hope the Club rethink about playing on Friday Nights from June.Anybody else hate Friday Night Football ?


i like it away from home the shay isnt as good on friday imo
Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:56 pm
Posted by Der Kaiser 1 on Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:56 pm
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I think one thing many clubs do wrong is promote Rugby League. Rugby League fans will come anyway. Why not promote it as an event-so for example why not have a special Family day in Summer where the family is the target-Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Get Mcdonalds,Eureka & Calderdale Leisure services involved, BBQ (London Skolars have a good BBQ on the go at games). Maybe each Youth club in Calderdale involved in a Parade before the game with each Youth team member given free entrance and a player personally visiting a Clubs training session and inviting the youngsters down.

Maybe the Cup game against Loughboro could be Student day where all Students are invited down for free and getting Calderdale College, Leeds Met, Huddersfield Uni, Bradford Uni involved in promoting themselves that day.

Maybe a game against Toulouse would be International Day where anybody who has a Foreign Passport would get in for Free-There are many Foreigners in Halifax area. Maybe many do not know what Rugby League is. Maybe parade players who have played International Rugby League in some way before the game-Simeunovich Brothers have played for Serbia, Other amateur players have played for England/Barla and maybe also look to get a local firm that deals in wine to sell wine or have a wine tasting event before the game

Another day could be disabled day. Invite the Wheelchair Rugby people and look to work with people who suffer from being handicapped in some way. Also maybe look to invite an Olympic Gold medal winner from the Paraolympic team

Just a couple of ideas. Some might work others not. The thing is Halifax like all clubs need to do more to get in to the hearts of the community and should look to target a section each home game or so and get involved with Groups or Companys who maybe have never had much contact with Rugby League.
Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:17 pm
Posted by griffax on Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:17 pm
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bentleyman wrote:
Hope the Club rethink about playing on Friday Nights from June.Anybody else hate Friday Night Football ?


I can understand us moving a game to a friday, the week before we play another team who also plays on a Fri night, that way we have a 7 day turn a round. Doubt would impact too much on away support. I enjoyed it when we played on Fri nights in the Pendlebury era, but that was with a full stadium, dunno what home crowd would be like now not doing as well (but still playing good entertaining rugby). Like DK says, we'd have to promote the event.
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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:45 pm
Posted by Starbug on Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:45 pm
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Der Kaiser 1 wrote:
I think one thing many clubs do wrong is promote Rugby League. Rugby League fans will come anyway. Why not promote it as an event-so for example why not have a special Family day in Summer where the family is the target-Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Get Mcdonalds,Eureka & Calderdale Leisure services involved, BBQ (London Skolars have a good BBQ on the go at games). Maybe each Youth club in Calderdale involved in a Parade before the game with each Youth team member given free entrance and a player personally visiting a Clubs training session and inviting the youngsters down.

Maybe the Cup game against Loughboro could be Student day where all Students are invited down for free and getting Calderdale College, Leeds Met, Huddersfield Uni, Bradford Uni involved in promoting themselves that day.

Maybe a game against Toulouse would be International Day where anybody who has a Foreign Passport would get in for Free-There are many Foreigners in Halifax area. Maybe many do not know what Rugby League is. Maybe parade players who have played International Rugby League in some way before the game-Simeunovich Brothers have played for Serbia, Other amateur players have played for England/Barla and maybe also look to get a local firm that deals in wine to sell wine or have a wine tasting event before the game

Another day could be disabled day. Invite the Wheelchair Rugby people and look to work with people who suffer from being handicapped in some way. Also maybe look to invite an Olympic Gold medal winner from the Paraolympic team

Just a couple of ideas. Some might work others not. The thing is Halifax like all clubs need to do more to get in to the hearts of the community and should look to target a section each home game or so and get involved with Groups or Companys who maybe have never had much contact with Rugby League.


At last a like minded person seeing what we have , what we lack , what we all need to do and good constructive idea's of how to achieve it

I congratulate you for the best post I have seen in months with regard to the sport and clubs at our level :CLAP:
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SOMEBODY SAID that it couldn’t be done
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That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:04 pm
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Der Kaiser 1 wrote:
I think one thing many clubs do wrong is promote Rugby League. Rugby League fans will come anyway. Why not promote it as an event-so for example why not have a special Family day in Summer where the family is the target-Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Get Mcdonalds,Eureka & Calderdale Leisure services involved, BBQ (London Skolars have a good BBQ on the go at games). Maybe each Youth club in Calderdale involved in a Parade before the game with each Youth team member given free entrance and a player personally visiting a Clubs training session and inviting the youngsters down.

Maybe the Cup game against Loughboro could be Student day where all Students are invited down for free and getting Calderdale College, Leeds Met, Huddersfield Uni, Bradford Uni involved in promoting themselves that day.

Maybe a game against Toulouse would be International Day where anybody who has a Foreign Passport would get in for Free-There are many Foreigners in Halifax area. Maybe many do not know what Rugby League is. Maybe parade players who have played International Rugby League in some way before the game-Simeunovich Brothers have played for Serbia, Other amateur players have played for England/Barla and maybe also look to get a local firm that deals in wine to sell wine or have a wine tasting event before the game

Another day could be disabled day. Invite the Wheelchair Rugby people and look to work with people who suffer from being handicapped in some way. Also maybe look to invite an Olympic Gold medal winner from the Paraolympic team

Just a couple of ideas. Some might work others not. The thing is Halifax like all clubs need to do more to get in to the hearts of the community and should look to target a section each home game or so and get involved with Groups or Companys who maybe have never had much contact with Rugby League.



I refer to my earlier post on this thread

The biggest problem we as clubs outside the top flight have is the lack of atmosphere at matches caused primarily by the lack of fans

What is needed is all 20 NL/Championship clubs to sit down round a table with a blank piece of paper on it
That should be the starting point

Also this meeting should take place outside of any influence of the RFL


This meeting needs to take place , and the first things on that piece of paper would be the above idea's from ' Der Kaiser '

Then all clubs helping each other to achieve the same objectives [ even club officials and staff helping out at other clubs ] , sharing of resources , group purchasing and sharing of marketing items [ advertising trailers , bouncy castles , blimps , marquees , stages , PA systems , very sexy dancers :wink: , ]

We are competing with each other on the pitch for 80 minutes every week , for the rest of the time our futures are linked together , all need to be successful

Time for a ' Leap of faith '
kcab sfrawdder



Luck is a combination of preparation and opportunity

Just to avoid confusion Starbug is the username of Steven Pike




SOMEBODY SAID that it couldn’t be done
But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it!
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