A junior rugby team in Calderdale will receive a second year of significant funding towards operational and coaching costs thanks to the support of Brighouse-based commercial property developer, Henderson Property.

After a successful year’s partnership with The Crossley Heath School, Henderson Property is to continue co-funding the school’s rugby programme which commits to providing support across training sessions and PE classes for the wider school.

The funding also means there will be more coaching from former Crossley student and Rotherham Titans player, Harry, who has been recruited to assist with the development of the current players.

The Crossley Heath School is known for its rugby heritage and success, having won the Yorkshire Cup on numerous occasions as well as the coveted National Vase at Twickenham in 2005.

The school has hosted visiting sports teams from Australia’s Central Coast Grammar School as part of their tour to Japan, the UK and Singapore. As a memento of their time in Halifax, Henderson Property kindly provided a rugby ball with the school crest and their own logo for every rugby player on the tour.

Graeme Henderson, director of Henderson Property and whose 13-year-old son attends The Crossley Heath School, said: “It has been rewarding to witness how our sponsorship supported The Crossley Heath School as they worked towards their targets over the last 12 months.

“As a Calderdale business, we are keen to support the local economy and recognise the pivotal role education plays. We are incredibly proud to be partnering with The Crossley Heath School as they head into another season of their rugby programme.”

Head teacher, Lynnette Cassidy commented “Rugby continues to be a real strength at this school and we appreciate the generosity and support of Henderson Properties, which helps to enhance the experience of those taking part”.

Neil Hale, head of PE at The Crossley Heath School, added: “I would like to add my personal thanks to Graeme Henderson for the kind support he and his company have shown in enabling us to continue running rugby as we do.”

For more information about the Henderson Property please visit www. www.henderon-property.co.uk.