SPFL Championship winter break initiative

Under-12s can go free to all SPFL Championship matches during the two weekends of the Premiership winter break next month in an initiative supported by all 10 second-tier clubs.

Children under the age of 12 will be permitted free admission to any of the 10 games played in the Ladbrokes Championship on 6 January and 13 January if they are accompanied by a paying adult.

The move is aimed at encouraging families to get along to a match, even if their favourite top-tier side is not in action.

We host Falkirk at Cappielow on 13 January, and although we already offer free entry to under-12s as part of our pricing structure, Ton supporters can take advantage of this offer away at Brechin City on 6 January.

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. Matches in this league tend to be exciting and entertaining, and hopefully people, especially families, will take the opportunity to discover that for themselves.”