OVER 100 youngsters will receive special seventh birthday presents courtesy of Town and the Giants.
Just a few weeks into the Sporting Pride 7s scheme, over a third of Kirklees schools have registered to take part in the project, in which the lucky youngsters get a free shirt from each club on their seventh birthday, plus tickets to four matches providing parents by a discounted match ticket at £10.
Sponsored by Dewsbury-based engineering firm Richard Alan Group, the first presentation of shirts will take place to 30 youngsters when Town play Bradford City at the Galpharm Stadium on Saturday, December 18.
"The initial feedback from schools indicates the reason that those people who have not yet taken advantage of the scheme have not done so because the offer seems too good to be true," said Town's community officer Paul France.
"It is, admittedly, a very good offer, and it is certainly a genuine one."
Over 50 schools have registered and, with such a successful start to the scheme, Town hope many more will follow suit.
"The success of the scheme depends largely on the active participation of schools, who are vital for widespread coverage and for age verification," said club spokesman Alisdair Straughan.
"The facts suggest the scheme has already proved an instant hit with schools, parents and, of course, children, who will be invited down to the Galpharm Stadium to be presented with their shirts on a matchday."