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2 August 2012

‘Go-Kart Challenge’ set for a third series

Huddersfield Town is proud to announce that its enterprising partnership with David Brown has been extended for a further year.


Since the beginning of the partnership back in 2010, Town, with the help of David Brown, has hosted two extremely successful school based engineering initiatives, the ‘Go-Kart Challenges’.

13 local schools contested the first year of the challenge which saw Holmfirth High School – led by Jordan Rhodes’ sister Eleanor – lift the trophy. This summer, with increased interest, 16 schools competed on race day with Moorend Technology College coming out on top.

Town and David Brown will be making it a hat trick of successes when they launch the third series of the ‘David Brown Go-Kart Challenge’ later this year.

Town’s Commercial Director Sean Jarvis is pictured between Kate Norman and Ian Farquhar of David Brown outside their headquarters in Lockwood, Huddersfield.

Huddersfield Town’s Commercial Director Sean Jarvis commented:

“Our partnership with David Brown is about making an impact in our local community adding a different dimension to the education of local school children with engineering as the central focus. I believe with the ‘Go-Kart Challenge’ we have successfully met these aims over the last two years and will strive to continue to do so over the coming months.

“It has caught the imagination of the schools and the students and is a great example of business, football and community working together in an innovative and exciting way to “do the right thing”.

“We have enjoyed a brilliant working relationship with the staff at David Brown and I look forward to building upon our already very successful partnership over the coming months.”

Kate Norman, David Brown’s HR Director for Europe said:

“We are delighted to be teaming up with Town again this year. Our local community is very important to us and supporting schools is something we value very highly. Over the last two years it has been fantastic to work with local children to encourage a practical and fun approach to engineering especially through the David Brown Go Kart Challenge, whilst raising awareness of the opportunities available to young people, in Engineering. The competition is always a fitting and exciting end to a great year and we look forward to more developments in the coming year.”


David Brown has been an integral part of Huddersfield industry for more than 150 years. As well as its facility in Huddersfield, David Brown now has a global network of service centres and manufacturing facilities in the Americas, Australasia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and China and last year announced a new Joint Venture in India. David Brown is a globally recognised brand and widely known for its part in the history of the world-famous Aston Martin DB series of cars.


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