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Working with Schools

During the week we work with schools delivering after school clubs, PPA time, lunch time clubs and pre-school clubs. If you are a school looking for coaching please contact us.

We have a very busy schedule, however, we do have coaches that are available should you require a session. You do not have to book for a full year so there is no massive commitment. You can book one off sessions or book for a half term.

The sessions cost £35 per hour.

Monday Bowling Green Old TownSt Mary's Tuesday Bowling GreenGleddings Preparatory SchoolRipponden Wednesday Bowling GreenOld TownSacred Heart Thursday Gleddings Preparatory SchoolLing Bob Friday Bowling Green Gleddings Preparatory SchoolLing Bob

Sport and education Scholarships

Scholarships are unavailable until September 2018

Party Time

Birthday Parties

We offer Birthday Parties at The Shay Stadium with the Birthday Child receiving a FREE weeks holiday course worth £60 and a free football!

Parties cost £150 (maximum numbers 24). For more details and to book a party please contact us.

Meet Our Team

Lee Ashforth

Senior Football Development Officer

Lee is a UEFA B qualified coach for both outfield players and Goalkeepers, in addition to these qualifications, Lee has also gained his FA Youth Module award and is one of the few coaches in our area who can coach Disabled and Blind footballers.  He also works for the Football Association as a Coach Mentor. Starting Shay Stadium Community Football in June 2007, Lee has been instrumental in the drive of the company and its success in Calderdale. 

Jamie Sykes

Senior Development Officer

Jamie has been coaching in Calderdale for 10 years, he coaches many Calderdale schools, coaching many sports, mainly football, but also excelling in cricket, athletics, Tag Rugby, Tennis and many more. Jamie has qualifications such as Level 2 in cricket and athletics level 1 & module 1 in football, level 1 in Tennis, Rounders and Tag Rugby.

Simon Wood

BTEC Football Coordinator

A former Halifax Town youth team player, with spells at Liversedge, Wakefield, Mossley and Brighouse Town, Simon currently plays in the Evostik Northern League with Harrogate Railway Athletic but now also an experienced Youth Coach, Simon has successfully managed and coached in the Northern u19 Alliance with both Halifax Town, Liversedge and more recently at Brighouse Town u19s, winning the League and Cup double. Simon is a UEFA B Licensed coach and is currently coaching the BTEC students.

Lee Ashforth Jamie Sykes Simon Wood

Holiday Form

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Available for boys and girls between 5 and 11 years old, our holiday courses cost £13 per day and run from 9am to 4pm. Siblings are £10 a day, and if you book on for the full week the final day is only £5!! (5 day weeks only!)


Each players will need to bring a packed lunch and plenty of drinks (there is no food/drink available on site), shin-pads and clothing appropriate to the weather. Please note that TRAINERS ONLY must be worn at all venues. If it is sunny please also bring sun cream.


To book please complete application form selecting the days you would like your child to attend. Or for further information please contact us.


Payment can be made on the day or by cheque made payable to Shay Stadium Community Account addressed to Shay Stadium Community Football, The Shay Stadium, Halifax, HX1 2YS

If paying by cheque please ensure that the form is completed with the parent/guardians details as shown on the cheque.


You will need to be available on the telephone numbers provided in case of emergencies


Please note: When we receive your form you will be booked onto the course but not contacted! Emergency Treatment - in the event of any emergency, medical treatment may be authorised on your behalf by Shay Stadium Community Football staff and their representatives.Additional Venues - On rare occasions we use alternative venues and children will be escorted to these areas on foot by our staff.Photographs - Shay Stadium Community Football may want to take photographs that include your child for our promotional purposes. The photographs may be used on leaflets, booklets and display panels. They may also be placed on our website on the internet. By completing the form (below) you allow us to use these photographs on leaflets, booklets and display panels. Please inform us (in the 'notes' section) if you do not wish your child to be photographed.

The Stadium

How to Find Us

We are accessible with entry to the stadium and free parking for 10 minutes is available via Shaw Hill road from the A629.

Shay Stadium Community Football, The Shay Stadium, Halifax, HX1 2YS

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