Pupils from St Thomas Primary School, Bradley, will cheer on Huddersfield Town thanks to chairman Dean Hoyle’s free tickets idea
HUNDREDS of children are counting down to Huddersfield Town’s play-off final at Old Trafford.
Thanks to the generosity of chairman Dean Hoyle and a host of businesses, 800 children in the town are being given free tickets and travel for Sunday’s match.
The tickets are going to children who would not otherwise get the chance to attend a football match.
Among those to benefit are children at St Thomas’ Primary School in Bradley.
A group of 98 will travel over to Manchester for free thanks to Huddersfield Town and the kind-hearted sponsors backing the chairman’s idea.
St Thomas’ headteacher David Rushby said that it would be the first time some of the school’s children had ever been to a live football match.
He said: “The children are excited, they’ve seen football matches on the TV but they don’t really know what to expect because some of them have never been to a game before.
“I’m sure when we get there on Sunday they’ll see all the people, the enormity of it and the importance of the game will set in and they’ll feel even more excited.”
Town legend Andy Booth contacted the school to offer them free tickets after the donations poured in earlier this week.