SCHOOL children will soon be able to get coaching sessions with Huddersfield Town.
Schools are being encouraged to make a formal link with the football club to boost its sporting activities.
Huddersfield Town has launched its official Schools Partnership programme which will provide schools with support sessions, sports equipment and coaching days free of charge.
The club and its Football in the Community department have been providing fun and informative multi-sports coaching in schools for more than 20 years.
But they now want more schools to become official partners – free of charge.
As part of Town’s new Schools Partnership the club sent out tickets to 67 schools from across the area and 1,394 pupils, teachers and parents attended the Schools Focus Match against Oldham, helping break Town’s record for the amount of home fans at a game this season.
Rachel Taylor, Huddersfield Town’s Schools Co-ordinator, is delighted at the feedback the club has received from schools regarding the Partnership. She said: “The Focus match was an incredible achievement and one we will look to build upon going forward.
“We hope that through the Schools Partnership we will be able to form closer links with local schools in the community and help provide their pupils with extracurricular activities and support sessions.”
To sign up to the Partnership and become an official Huddersfield Town partner school contact Rachel Taylor on 01484 484 113, or email her on Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Schools in Huddersfield received more than £2,000 in cashback rewards as part of Town’s ‘Schools Focus Match’ which took place against Oldham earlier this month.
The school that sold the most tickets pro-rata was St Peters Junior and Infants in Batley which will now receive 10 complimentary tickets to a Town home match as a reward for their efforts.
Town offered the schools a discounted ticket price of £12 for a pair of adult and junior tickets to a home match. In return Town gave back £4 from each set of tickets to the school. This can be used to buy new sports strips.