SPORT is one aspect of life that can bring whole communities together, break down barriers and turn lives around.
And none more so than with the innovative Deighton Into Sport Project that has had such a positive impact on thousands of lives.
It runs football and basketball teams along with athletics, gymnastics, dance and netball programmes, drawing people in from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds. It means everyone has the chance to take part and reach their full potential which can massively enhance self-esteem and steer young people away from potentially falling into crime and anti-social behaviour.
Remarkable in itself but perhaps even more so that there are no less than 36 volunteers who make the scheme work.
Anyone wondering why Huddersfield is such a special place to live needs to look no further.