Town fans drum up support

FC Halifax Town fans and their drum
FC Halifax Town fans and their drum

FC Halifax Town chairman David Bosomworth says he is happy to allow a group of the club’s supporters to bring their drum into the Shay during games.

A small group of fans had started a campaign to bring a drum into home games to encourage a better atmosphere inside the ground on match-days.

But the club’s chairman says he has no problem allowing the drum in to see if the instrument helps to improve the atmosphere.

Mr Bosomworth said: “From our point of view we’re quite happy to let a drum come in.

“If people don’t like it we’d have to stop it again. But we do need some atmosphere in the ground. Hopefully the person who’s going to do the drumming knows what they’re doing.

“As far as we’re concerned I don’t think there’s any issue.

“The only time there will be an issue is where fans are saying ‘get rid of the drum because it’s spoiling our enjoyment of the game’.

“We’ll give it a try, there’s nothing to lose.”

The campaign was started by Halifax businessman Saghir Hussain, who is also known as Ziggy, when he noted that other teams’ fans are allowed to bring the instrument in.

Mr Hussain said: “Most of the lower league teams’ supporters have drums to show their support.

“We have got such hardcore supporters and I can’t see any problem with that.

“An an ex-sportsman I would have loved someone to make that sort of noise and support the team like the Halifax Town supporters do.

“There will be people who don’t want to sit next to the drum and that is why we will use it away from those people.

“We just want to show our support.”

The Shaymen are next at home against Dartford on Saturday, March 7.