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Educating Yorkshire's Mr Burton becomes Huddersfield Town schools ambassador

Lifelong Town fan hopes to inspire the next generation

A lifelong Huddersfield Town fan who found TV fame on Channel 4’s Educating Yorkshire has been appointed a club ambassador.

Matthew Burton, a teacher at Thornhill Community Academy in Dewsbury , has become the club’s schools ambassador.

Mr Burton will help Town promote its new and improved Schools Focus ticket discount scheme.

English teacher Mr Burton became one of the stars of Educating Yorkshire in 2013 when he helped GCSE student Musharaf Asghar overcome a crippling stammer.

Mr Burton was shown using a technique borrowed from the film The King’s Speech as he helped ‘Mushy’ find his voice.

Huddersfield Town's new schools ambassador Matthew Burton (left) and Town's commercial director Sean Jarvis. By John Early.

The Schools Focus scheme allows local children and their families to attend Town’s home Championship matches at a discounted rate.

Tickets are £10 for adults and either £5 or £3 for under-18s.

Brochures containing special vouchers have been sent to local schools.

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