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22 August 2012

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Gold medallist Clancy & Olympic torchbearers feature

Huddersfield’s very own Olympic Gold medallist Ed Clancy and 14 local Olympic torchbearers will be among the guests at Town’s ‘Golden Game’ against Burnley on Saturday afternoon!
The Club is celebrating a terrific summer of sport in England with its very own Huddersfield-based, off the field tribute to the Olympics this weekend as the Clarets visit for Town’s latest npower Championship encounter.
Former Denby Dale resident and Holme Valley Wheelers member Clancy – a Town fan – will be the guest of honour on the afternoon; the multiple Gold medallist and five-time world champion cyclist will draw the numbers for the Golden Gamble, when one lucky Town fan could walk away with £3,250 on a £1 investment!
Meanwhile, 14 local torchbearers and a Games Maker will also be at the Stadium – wearing their full Olympic tracksuits and carrying their gold torches in order to form the pre-match ‘Guard of Honour’ for the players as they emerge from the tunnel! They will also do a lap of honour at half time with Ed!
To celebrate the game, torchbearer Rob Morris called down to Canalside Sports Complex to meet the man who came so close to playing in the Olympic football tournament with Team GB – striker Jordan Rhodes!

Rob will be joined by fellow Torchbearers Pat Ainsworth, Rebecca Kane, Joanne Kempley, Gerry Beamond, Gayna Goalby, Matthew Greaves, Judith Hooper, Harry Crowther, Emma Whitham, Aimee Jennings, Glyn Carter and Games Maker Jonny Foster on Saturday.
Town fans will also get the chance to have their photo with an Olympic torch before the big kick-off in the Gazebo outside the Direct Golf UK Stand.
Town’s ‘Football in the Community’ team are also getting in on the act – putting on some Olympic-themed games at half time for both home and away fans to get involved in!

We’re also encouraging Town fans to send in their photos with the gold postbox in Huddersfield, which commemorates Clancy’s medal at London 2012 – send your pictures to @htafcdotcom on Twitter and they will be shown on the Big Screen during the half time interval.
The Burnley fixture is category B; meaning adult tickets start at £21 and under-8s tickets can be purchased ahead of match day at just £5 per person!
How to buy:
Online – print your ticket at home by clicking HERE!
By phone – call 01484 484123 between 9am and 5pm on weekdays
In person – call down to the Stadium’s Ticket Office between 9am and 5pm on weekdays
Help us spread the word about Saturday’s game – click HERE to download a promotional poster in PDF format!

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