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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Tue 31 May 2022
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FC Halifax Town Foundation form a partnership with Leeds United

New girls-only development centre.

The FC Halifax Town Foundation have formed a new partnership with the Leeds United Foundation to create a female-only Development Centre, with sessions taking place every Wednesday in Halifax.

The first session at the new location will take place on Wednesday 15th June, and there will be a three-week trial in place ahead of the programme launching fully in September.

The main aim for the Development Centre initiative is to increase participation in girls playing football, ensuring young females that are interested in the sport are offered the same opportunities to play and develop their skills.

This programme has been designed by the club’s official charities to find and nurture talent from a young age within West Yorkshire, providing a platform for the girls to perform at their best level after receiving first-class coaching and support from the staff of both clubs.

The training session will run each week for the young girls to attend, with qualified coaches on hand to train, support, and offer advice. For those that wish to continue playing football beyond the Development Centre, there will also be a number of different opportunities to further progress with both Leeds United and FC Halifax Town, including progression into the Leeds United Foundation Girls Academy and the Shadow Squad.

Sessions will be based on individualised coaching, providing the opportunity for youngsters to improve not only their skills and technique but also confidence and teamwork, covering all aspects of the game. Please note that each player can continue to play for a local grassroots team whilst training with the Leeds United Foundation and FC Halifax Town Foundation Development Centres.

If you would like to express your interest for the new Development Centre based in Halifax, please complete the expression of interest form here.

If you have any other questions or queries, please email community@fchalifaxtown.comor Sophie.evans@leedsunited.com.

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