Town chief wants fans to roar on Three Lions

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FC Halifax Town chairman David Bosomworth has called on Calderdale to embrace the opportunity to see England C at the Shay for free next month.

The England C team will take on Estonia under 23s at the Shay on November 18 in an International Challenge Trophy clash.

Bosomworth is hoping for a bumper crowd on the night and wants as many people at the Shay as possible.

He said: “Hopefully we’ll have a couple of our own players (Marc Roberts and Matt Pearson) involved if they’re selected.

“It’s a great gesture by the FA to put a game on that’s free to watch.

“All we’re asking is for a great turnout.

“We want people to embrace it and come down in their hundreds and thousands.

“We want to fly the flag for Calderdale, FC Halifax Town and acknowledge what the council has done making the stadium available.

“These opportunities don’t come around that often - let’s make it a real success and get a big crowd.

“Everybody coming to the game who is over 16 will be entered into a free prize draw for £1,000.

“There will also be two group prizes of £500 - the more people a group brings along the more tickets they will get for that draw.

“They can also win team kits for their club.”

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Coun Marcus Thompson, said: “We’ve worked hard to improve facilities at the Shay, and it’s great that the FA have been impressed enough to award us with an international fixture.

“We really want the stadium to be packed out. If we can reach an attendance of 6,000, it will be the biggest crowd ever to watch an England C fixture.”

Sports clubs and school teams will have the chance to be flag-bearers, mascots and ball boys and girls.

Any groups interested need to register by emailing info@england-c-group-freebie.co.uk with your group, team or school name and leader’s name, estimate of children attending, whether disabled access is required and a contact number.