YOUNG Terriers celebrated their coming of age at the weekend.
The club for ardent young Huddersfield Town supporters enjoyed its 21st anniversary on Saturday.
Girls and boys met their heroes, chatted to manager Peter Jackson, tucked into some birthday cake and were taken on a limo ride before watching their team do battle with Darlington.
The junior Terriers now boast about 1,000 members.
Founder and lifelong Town supporter Graham Rushworth was among the partygoers at the plush suite overlooking the McAlpine stadium ground.
Parents and children dressed in team colours and celebrated the big day.
"My dad took me to matches at four-and-a-bit years old and I was hooked for life," said Graham.
"And it occurred to me if they could catch me for life why couldn't I catch lots of others?"
Children now are looked after between noon and 5pm on match days. They are given lunch and get the chance to play games as well as watching their favourite team. They also receive a match programme.
Not solely spectators, the Young Terriers have their own football team.
Graham said one real pleasure was seeing children pick up on the history of the club.
Many also stay involved. "A lot of the older Young Terriers, when they do leave, become club helpers," he said.
Susan Sykes, the Young Terriers' vice chairman, said it was a great family club.
"My two sons came, I came along and started to help and now I've got a grandson coming!"