OLYMPIC medallist Ed Clancy is to become a trustee of Huddersfield Town’s community charity.
Cyclist Ed, who won a gold and bronze at London 2012, has signed up for the Huddersfield Town Foundation.
Town fan Ed, who was brought up in Denby Dale, Upperthong and Ingbirchworth, was the special guest at Town’s home game with Burnley in August.
The 27-year-old will now take a pivotal role in the foundation which aims to help improve the quality of life for young people across Huddersfield and the West Yorkshire region.
He said: “Huddersfield is an area close to my heart and I’m delighted to be a part of a charity that aims to make a tangible difference in our community to the people that need it most.
“Obviously I’m involved in sport and the London 2012 Olympics have really shown everyone what a positive influence sport can have on the country.
“Huddersfield Town is a big influence in our community and hopefully we can harness the power of that brand to make a big difference in what is a very diverse community.”
One of the first ventures for the foundation is ‘Early Kick-off’, a scheme providing free breakfasts for 250 youngsters.
The foundation, a registered charity, is the vision of Town chairman Dean Hoyle and is aimed at helping underprivileged young people.