A diehard Town fan has travelled more than 40 hours to watch just 90 minutes of football.

Natalie Richards, who left Huddersfield for Australia 12 years ago, is flying from Perth for Huddersfield Town’s play-off final.

By the time the 30-year-old, who has been a Town fan since she was a child, lands back in Perth, she will have spent a total of 40 hours on flights and lay-overs.

But that’s not all – she’s even flying into Manchester just so that she can get a bus down to Wembley Stadium with other Town fans, adding another four hours to her journey!

Two Pommie Sheilas

Natalie said: “When I phoned my mum she thought I was joking.”

Natalie, a web producer and journalist for the West Australian newspaper and co-hosts an online show called Two Pommie Sheilas, is going to the match with her dad, her brother, her cousin and two of their partners.

Town fan Jed Robinson was there when his team last won a spot in the old First Division

She said: “A long-haul flight for a couple of hours in a stadium is a small price to pay for a hometown club that feels so much closer.”

She will spend just 56 hours in England before flying out from Heathrow and starting back at work four hours after she lands back on Australian soil.

Two Pommie Sheilas
Two Pommie Sheilas

She said she bought her tickets when they were released last week and booked her flights shortly afterwards.

“I rang my dad to ask if he was going to Wembley and he said they were all just going to watch the match in the pub,” she said. “I said I’m going even if you aren’t.

These are some of Huddersfield Town's super fans flying in from around the world

“So they booked their tickets as well and my brother arranged a coach.

Two Pommie Sheilas

“Being from the other side of the world, I was more keen to go to Wembley than they were.”

Just last month, Natalie and her husband flew from Perth to watch the World Cup qualifier in Syndey just to see Town midfielder Aaron Mooy play for the Socceroos – but he was suspended shortly before the game.