HUDDERSFIELD Town's Young Terriers are launching a recruitment drive.
The club for supporters aged eight to 13 is one of the longest established in the Football League and has provided support for Town for the last 27 years.
That’s before most of Simon Grayson’s first-team squad were born – and many of today’s season card holders have been through the much-loved organisation.
Around 30 youngsters are meeting each home Saturday this season, but Town are keen to get back towards the time when 100 kids used to meet before matches at Leeds Road and the stadium.
YT committee member Steve Brook explained: "We have been going successfully since 1985 and want to continue doing so, but numbers have dwindled a little and we are keen to get more people involved.
"All boys and girls from eight to 13 with an interest in football – and especially Huddersfield Town – are more than welcome and we meet every home Saturday when it’s a 3pm kick-off.
"We meet at noon for a 12.30 start at the Sports Barn down Leeds Road and we have a great time.
"The kids play five-a-side, have lunch and drinks, get a programme for the game and then have a coach down to the stadium.
"Once they are there, they have their own, safe, designated seating area and enjoy supporting the team."
The Young Terriers also travel to selected away games.
"The cost for any youngster who is a season card holder is just £7 per meeting for the whole package, while it’s £16 for those who are not season card holders," explained Brooks.
"We also have a Christmas party and the great thing is that, at the end-of-season party, all the Town squad attend so our members are guaranteed to meet the players."
The YTs are split into two age groups for the five-a-side, with the 11-plus youngsters on one pitch and the younger ones on another.
"It’s just a fun way to spend a Saturday and support the club," added Brooks.
"You don’t even have to be good at football to join us – you just need to be enthusiastic about having a go and supporting Town in their matches at the stadium."
Those interested should contact Sue Beaumont at the club.