YOUNG Terriers fans can boost their maths, science and english skills on a new football themed website.

Town Footee, an educational game for seven to 14-year-olds, has been launched on the Team Terriers junior web site.

The e-learning initiative has been designed to engage with children through their passion for football and video gaming.

The game takes the form of a club-themed virtual world packed full of National Curriculum-linked educational games and quests.

Achievements are rewarded by a virtual currency that allows children to purchase star players for their dream team.

The programme is supported by the English FA and features the full Huddersfield Town squad along with all of the UK’s other top professional teams.

Its games support learning in mathematics, language, science, geography and history as well as helping to develop skills in cross-curricular competencies such as health, nutrition, citizenship, teamwork and digital literacy.

Mark Davies, head of business development at Huddersfield Town, said: “We’re delighted with the Huddersfield Town Footee concept.

“The focus the club has on engaging youngsters in the area increases year on year and we believe we are one of the most active clubs at doing so throughout Yorkshire.

“Huddersfield Town Footee is our new offering for young supporters and along with the other junior initiatives we have, it is helping us build as a community club as well as a family club.”

Phil Clegg, Managing Director of MotivatEd, the company behind the e-learning software, said: “Advances in technology mean that many children spend time on the internet playing games.

“Our aim is to encourage constructive use of this recreational time to boost educational growth and improve nutritional knowledge.

“I am really proud to be working closely with Huddersfield, a club that has an impressive heritage in terms of engaging with its local community and passionate young fan base.”