Halifax Town A.F.C.

Halifax Town Association Football Club was an English football club was established in 1911 from Halifax in the county of West Yorkshire, which dissolved in the summer of 2008 due to high debt burdens. He was under the name of F. C. Halifax Town shortly afterwards founded.

The stadium from Halifax called The Shay, it came to designing the nickname of the club The Shaymen.


1921 Halifax belonged to the founding members of the Football League Third Division North and played there until 1958.

Five years later, the club was relegated from the Football League Third Division from the fourth league and played from then on usually in the fourth or fifth division. 1969 increased the Shaymen under coach Alan Ball ( the father of the 1966 world champion Alan Ball) back in the third league and remained there until 1976 it again in the third division went. 1993 rose Halifax then even in the fifth league now and had even there a long time relegation worries until 1997/98 managed to rise again. 2001/ 02 was followed by a descent again, back in the 5th league (Conference). There, the Shaymen played regularly for promotion and failed, inter alia, 2006 until the second play-off round.

Prior to the 2007/ 08 season, 10 points were deducted due to licensing problems and the club played long against relegation, but managed on the final day of the non- sporting descent. However, the club owed ​​various creditors about 2 million pounds, was compelled to descend more than 800,000 pounds of tax debt and had to because of the large debt burden in the Unibond League Division One North.

Instead of starting a new beginning in the eighth league, decided some fans the club under the name FC Halifax Town neuzugründen.

The new club is playing in the 2010/11 season in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.