Skipper goes back to school to promote Championship initiative

Livingston captain Craig Halkett went back to school with other SPFL Championship players this afternoon to support an initiative that will see under 12s gain free entry to every second-tier match taking place this weekend.

Children under the age of 12 will be permitted free admission to any of the five games in the Ladbrokes Championship on Saturday if they are accompanied by a paying adult, in a move backed by all 10 clubs.

Craig joined pupils at Alexandra Parade Primary School in Glasgow to lend his support to the SPFL scheme. He said: “It’s a great initiative for the clubs to support as it provides the opportunity for fans who might not have considered watching football over the winter break to see some competitive action.”

The deal coincides with the Ladbrokes Premiership winter break and is designed to encourage families to attend football matches across the country.

SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster said: “Football goes on even during the Ladbrokes Premiership winter break and I commend the Ladbrokes Championship clubs for coming up with this welcome initiative.

“Hopefully many supporters will take the chance to get out to a match, with free admission for under-12s making it more affordable for families to attend together.”

Livingston take on Brechin City at Glebe Park on Saturday.

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