Town announce youth team trials

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School.
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School.

FC Halifax Town Youth Team have announced details for the forthcoming open trial at Hipperholme and Lighcliffe High School on Friday 28th June.

Members of FC Halifax Town youth and first team coaching staff will be casting their eyes over local talent in the current under 16/17s age group (current school year 11 and 12).

Successful players will be given a two-year scholarship with the Shaymen and will combine an academic qualification with full time professional football training. Players will also have the opportunity to compete in the Football Conference Youth League and Cup Competitions alongside the prestigious FA Youth Cup.

Steve Nichol, newly appointed as Head of Community, Junior and Youth Development at FC Halifax said: “It is a unique one or two year course where we aim to create the best possible environment for players to excel in the classroom as well as on the pitch and make strides towards our first team, professional football or university courses as the programme will include added security of achieving a recognised qualification.

“This could be a great opportunity for those players who have been released by a professional club but still have an aspiration to progress their football career, or maybe ‘the unpolished diamond’ that has slipped through the net and need the right environment to develop their ability.”

To register for the trial contact Steve Nichol on 07572 154 200 or email stevenichol@fchalifaxtown.com.