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23 October 2012

Schools receive over £2,000 in cashback

1,695 school children and parents from 72 local attended Town’s first ‘Schools Focus’ match of the season on Saturday against Wolves.

The total breaks Town’s previous highest record of 1,383 when the Terriers played MK Dons last season.

Town’s Schools Partnership scheme offers the chance for local schools to get involved with the Club and enjoy a raft of benefits such as player appearances, club support at school events and access to ticketing cashback to help with the purchase of sporting equipment.

The 72 schools involved in the promotion all received cashback from tickets sold to the 1,695 attendees on Saturday, with a total of £2,309 being given back to the schools. 

Partner schools Crowlees, Golcar Junior and Infant, Kirkheaton Primary, Lindley Juniors, Meltham Primary and Upperthong raised the largest amount of money through the cashback incentive.

Huddersfield Town’s Supporter Partnerships Manager Robyn Deegan was delighted at the success of the first ‘Schools Focus’ match of the season: 

"The uptake was fantastic and we always like to break records," said Robyn. "Since we launched the scheme it's gone from strength to strength and Saturday's achievement is a result of all the hard work going on behind the scenes of both the Club and the schools involved.

"As a Club we recognise our importance in the community and in the current climate we are keen to help in any way we can to allow people participating in all sport to continue.

"On behalf of the Club I'd like to thank all of those who came to Saturday's match as well as the schools involved in the Partnership to date."

Mrs Sheard from Kirkeaton Primary School commented:

“We are delighted at the success of the game and plan to use the cashback money to purchase outdoor equipment for the children to use in the playground.”

Below is a list of the 72 schools who took part in the promotion:
All Saints High School 
Almondbury High School 
Almondbury Infants
Battyeford Primary School
Beech E.Y I & J School
Bowling Green Primary School
Carr Green
Christchurch Academy School
Clough Head J & I School
Colne Valley High 
Crosland Moor Junior School
Crossley Fields J & I School
Crowlees C.E (C) J & I School
Cumberworth Ce(a) First School
Dalton J & I School
Golcar Manor Road
Greenside I & N School
Hade Edge
Holywell Green Primary
Hebden Royd Primary
Heckmondwike Grammer 
Highburton First School
Hinchliffe Mill J & I School
Honley Ce (c) I + N School
Honley Ce (c) Junior School
Honley High School
Hopton Primary
Horbury Primary School
Huddersfield Grammar School
Kayes First School
Kirkburton First School
Kirkburton Middle
Kirklees Music School
King James School
Kirkheaton Primary School
Kirkroyds Infant School
Lindley Junior School
Lowerhouses CE I & N School
Marsden Junior School
Meltham Ce Primary School
Meltham Moor Primary School
Moorlands Primary School
Netherthong Primary
Netherton I & N 
Newsome High School 
Paddock J/I & N School
Rawthorpe Junior School
Rastrick High
Rowley Lane J I & N School
Scapegoat Hill J & I School
Scholes J & I School 
Scissett Middle School
Shelley Academy Trust
Shelley First School
Shepley First School
Silcoates School 
Slaithwaite Ce (c) J + I School
South Crosland Ce (a) Junior
St Andrews Infants Brighouse
St Andrews Junior School Brighouse
St James Crigglestone
St Johns Golcar
St Josephs R C Primary School Dalton
St Thomas CE (VC) Primary 
The Mount
Thurstonland (E)First School
Upperthong J & I School
Westborough High
Wooldale Junior School
Wellhouse J & I School

Town’s Schools Partnership scheme is totally FREE to join and has a range of benefits for any school. For further information email

The next ‘Schools Focus’ match will be held at the Bolton game on Saturday 8 December, 2012.

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