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Shaytots – Sign Up For Free Taster Session

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 29 Jun 2017
Posted in News

A new children’s football programme is set to sweep across Calderdale with the launch of Shaytots.

Funded by FC Halifax Town, The National League Trust and Community Sponsors RSA; Shaytots is an innovative way for children aged 6-months to 4 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 and control and able to continue their development in the FC Halifax Town Community and Academy programme.

Sessions are split into three stages of development:

  •         Stage 1: non-walking to walking (6-months upwards)
  •         Stage 2: walking to 3 years
  •        Stage 3: 3-4 years

We are committed to provide the best and safest coaching environment possible, our staff are all first aid qualified and have been CRB checked.  Our coach delivering this programme is a Mum of four, fully trained in delivery of the programme and an experienced coach educator.

We are running our first FREE taster session on Thursday 13th July to find out further information or to reserve a place to experience the programme contact Steve Nichol on 07572 154 200 or

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