Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News


11 October 2012

FITC and Boothy visit Hebden Royd Junior School

Club Ambassador Andy Booth and coaches from Town’s Football in the Community team visited Partner School Hebden Royd Junior School last week to help promote reading.

The scheme, which sees Town’s Community coaches visit schools throughout the region, has been designed to teach school children the benefits and importance of reading.

Town’s coaches have been teaching the pupils the important of reading in everyday life and have also been playing games such as Scrabble to add some fun to their studies (Andy Booth is pictured below playing a classroom game with a pupil from Hebden Royd).

Football in the Community Manager Rob Day said:

“We have found that by making reading run and relating it to the football club has helped increase the school children’s motivation towards reading. 

“It was fantastic to have ‘Boothy’ come along with us for the visit and as always he was at the centre of attention. Huddersfield Town’s Football in the Community department is not just about playing or coaching football. It is about bettering the lives of people within the community through the use of the football club.”

Miss Young, Headteacher at Hebden Royd Junior School, told

“We are delighted to have the Football in the Community team in our school to read with our reluctant readers. The levels of enthusiasm have significantly increased since the scheme started.”

Town’s FITC team has also visited partner schools Shelley First and Kirkheaton Primary and aim to work with a class per term from each school that they work with.

If your school would like to reap the rewards of being a Huddersfield Town school partner sign up now by contact Rachel Taylor by calling 01484 484 113 or email!

Advertisement block