Shaymen receive grant from Football Foundation

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FC Halifax Town have received a £1,500 boost in the form of a Grow the Game grant from the Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity.

Head of Youth, Junior and Community Football Development, Steve Nichol said: “The grant will support the extension of the current under 19s programme with consideration to entering the newly formed West Riding County U21 Premier League.

“Alongside a structured programme it is hoped this will increase the time younger players are able to develop and reach their potential, further bridge the gap towards our first and also allow 3 overaged players to step down and play in the league. This may allow further integration between the first and youth teams.”

The Premier League and The FA fund the Grow the Game scheme with £1.9m, which is delivered by the Football Foundation, the nation’s largest sports charity. The scheme is designed to increase participation in the game by helping clubs to meet the essential costs of starting new teams.