Leeds United are reaching out to junior football clubs in the North Riding ahead of the Elland Road clash with Middlesbrough on Saturday week.
The club is targeting the North Riding FA as part of a new Grass Roots initiative that has already proved such a success in the West Riding.
The initiative is aimed at engaging with junior football clubs, encouraging their junior players to be a part of matchdays at Elland Road and also providing cash-back to the clubs who participate.
Leeds United managing director David Haigh said: “We recognise the importance of encouraging the next generation of Leeds United supporters to experience the fantastic atmosphere inside Elland Road."
"This initiative gives youngsters the chance to actually play a part in matchday and gives something back to the clubs who get involved. We’ve had a fantastic response so far.”
Over 750 juniors and their families are already set to attend the match with Super Eagles, Embsay Juniors, Pannal Sports, Ossett Albion Juniors, Upper Hopton, Thorner Church of England Primary School, Yorkshire Amateur, Whinmoor Juniors, Scotton Scorchers, Scarborough District and Schools and Dewsbury Rangers junior football taking part in a range of matchday activities including a guard of honour, shake the shirt, player escorts and half time parade.
The scheme, which also offers reduced ticket prices of just £5 for juniors and £20 for adults, has already raised over £5,000 for junior clubs in the West Riding, and it’s hoped that clubs in the North Riding will now take advantage by attending a presentation ahead of the Middlesbrough fixture.
Any clubs interested in attending can contact Laura Bland at the club via firstname.lastname@example.org