|With so many distractions aimed at potential football supporters of the future, the SPFL has decided to fight back with an offer of free football. Under 12s will be welcomed at all SPFL Championship game during the weekends of the Premiership winter break. This initiative is supported by all 10 second-tier clubs. Under 12s will be admitted free ato any of the 10 games played in the Ladbrokes Championship on 6 January 6 and 13 January when accompanied by a paying adult. The move is aimed at encouraging families to get along to a game.
Today's fixture list (6 January) includes Livingston v Queen of the South, Dumbarton v Dunfermline and St Mirren v Inverness Caledonian Thistle, while on 13 January Dunfermline welcome Dundee United, Morton play Falkirk and Brechin City await Livingston.
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 next month, with free admission for under-12s making it more affordable for families to attend together."
Falkirk director Martin Ritchie, one of two Championship representatives on the SPFL Board, added: "With no Premiership fixtures in early January the spotlight will fall on the Ladbrokes Championship for a few weeks. We hope that this offer will encourage fans to take in a game, even if they haven’t been for a while. Matches in this league tend to be exciting and entertaining, and hopefully people, especially families, will take the opportunity to discover that for themselves next month."
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