More youngsters set to have a ball with Shaytots

FC Halifax Town
FC Halifax Town

The latest sessions of FC Halifax Town’s Shaytots programme kicks-off tomorrow (Thursday).

More than 50 children participated in the scheme in the first year through the various sessions and free trials that were running.

Funded by FC Halifax Town, The National League Trust and Community Sponsors RSA, Shaytots is a way for children aged 6-months to four years to learn and enjoy sport. Sessions are focused on fun and structured play and include full parental participation.

Using the FC Halifax Town coaching syllabus and specially selected equipment the programme uses football as a medium to introduce toddlers to a variety of exercises to help develop physical skills of agility, balance and coordination, children will also be helped with their first steps in reading and numeracy.

On graduating from Shaytots players will possess a good understanding of fundamental football skills such as dribbling, passing, control and players will be able to continue their longer-term development in the FC Halifax Town player development centres.

Sessions are split into three stages of development: non-walking to walking (6-months upwards), walking to 3 years, and 3-4 years.

The second block of sessions take place at St Thomas’ Parish Hall, Rochdale Road, Greetland. To find out further information or to book a place contact