VISUALLY-impaired Huddersfield Town fans can now get a better view at home games, thanks to a Brighouse man.
Richard Scrivener has arranged for a big screen TV to be installed in a viewing box at the Galpharm Stadium. He paid the deposit for the box - but is still seeking corporate sponsorship to pay for the £9,000-a-year rent.
Lindley firm Armitage Leisure fitted the big screen and is loaning it free for a year.
Mr Scrivener wanted the screen - which is linked to pitch cameras - to help his 14-year-old son, Chris, enjoy games, despite being virtually blind.
Brighouse High School pupil Chris , who started losing his sight last November, is a season ticket holder who has supported Town for more than 10 years but cannot get a proper view from the stands.
He could only listen to audio commentaries provided at the stadium and then watch the game on a big screen TV at home later.
Mr Scrivener, 43, also a season ticket holder, said: "Chris is virtually blind, but he can see a big screen.
"About 80% of visually-impaired people have some sight and this is the only way they can enjoy a match. Some clubs have big screens in the ground, but smaller clubs cannot afford that.
"Originally this was for Chris, but I realised this would help anyone with visual impairments."
Mr Scrivener, a policemen, will attend every game to look after the visually-impaired fans using the box.
Members of The Actionnaires - a Huddersfield group offering activities for visually-impaired youngsters - will be the first to use the box at Town's first home game of the season, which is against Bristol City on Tuesday, August 9.
Mr Scrivener hopes that eventually stadiums all over the country will have big screens in the stands.
If you can help, or want to use the box, ring Mr Scrivener on 01484 712645.