Chairman tells htafc.com participation is higher than ever
Huddersfield Town's commitment to the 'One Game, One Community' ethos is as strong as ever - just like the links with Town's Ladies team!
One of the aims of the ‘One Game, One Community’ campaign is to improve the participation of women in football - something that Huddersfield Town Ladies Chairman Dave Mallin has certainly seen over the past couple of years.
“The number of girls coming along to our trials (held every summer) has certainly increased and in turn so has the quality of football being played,” Dave told htafc.com
“Players from all different types of backgrounds come to our trials and then we select the best players; if ladies want to sign up to the team during the season the contact details are on our website.”
Huddersfield Town Ladies play its home matches at Grange Moor and was initially formed in 1988. Originally the junior and senior section was split in to two clubs, but around 12 years ago the age groups combined to make the Club which is running stronger than ever today.
Town Ladies has three junior teams and two open age teams and Dave told the official website that the junior teams have made a flying start to the season.
“All three junior teams are very strong and the Huddersfield Town name has helped us to attract some very good players,” he said. “We play in the Sheffield Girls league and the under-18s and 13s are currently second in the league whereas the under-15s are third.”
He continued: “We don’t have a team below under-13 level as it allows the girls to play in mixed teams with boys, which we believe makes them better players."
Town Ladies’ First Team is currently fifth in the Northern Womens Combination League after achieving promotion 18 months ago and finishing sixth in its first season.