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Local Company Sponsors Community Football Scheme In Halifax

A well-established multinational manufacturing company continues to support a summer football programme in Halifax to engage young people over the School Summer Holidays.

AAM Powertrain Halifax (formerly Metaldyne) is part of the AAM (American Axle & Manufacturing) group which provides engine and powertrain solutions to the automotive industry.

 

The business, located on Parkinson Lane, Halifax, previously had a car park that was used by local young people to play informal football, but when the organisation erected fencing to secure the site, the company realised young people were left with little space in the area to play in. The company contacted Halifax Central Initiative who along with other local partners such as The Himmat Project, started a programme of football over the Summer aimed at 8-16 year olds. The programme is now into its 4th year and engages over 100 young people every summer.

 

The 6 week programme took place on a Friday afternoon and culminated in a tournament and prize giving on Friday 31st Aug at Calderdale College, Halifax that was attended by Powertrain Senior Staff and the Mayor of Calderdale.

 

Keith Eagle, Managing Director at AAM Powertrain said “Our Halifax business has been operating since 1959 and we see ourselves as part of the local community. We are proud to continue to sponsor the summer football programme and would encourage as many young people as possible to be involved. We always look forward to meeting them and presenting them with their well earned prizes.”