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21 September 2012

Community scheme going from strength to strength

Over 800 local children attended an event held by Huddersfield Town’s ‘Football in the Community’ department this summer – a record for the Club!

Town’s Community Department held soccer schools and attended events across Huddersfield, Spen Valley, Battyeford, Holmfirth, Kirkheaton, Rastrick and beyond over the last four months – with record numbers of kids receiving expert and enjoyable instruction from the qualified coaches.

Some of those kids even got an unexpected surprise when attending – chance visits from Town stars such as Manager Simon Grayson, midfielder Scott Arfield and others!

“The Club’s promotion to the npower Championship seems to have really galvanised the community behind the football club,” Town’s Football in the Community Manager Rob Day explained.

“Along with that, word is spreading about how enjoyable and innovative our Soccer Schools are – among the kids and parents alike. I think parents are realising that this is a safe way for their kids to be looked after during the day – and that it’s something the children really enjoy too.

“We’re seeing more repeat custom than ever before with our Soccer Schools, which is testament to the work our coaches are putting in. Kids are beginning to bring their friends along too, so things are going from strength to strength.”

Town’s Community Scheme has two exciting new initiatives in the pipeline for the winter months. 

New advanced football clinics are running on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons between 4pm and 5pm at the Zone on St. Andrews Road, priced at just £3 per session. Aimed at kids aged between 5 and 11 and run by Huddersfield Town Academy Coach Rob Day, any outstanding players could get recommended to the Club’s Development Centres – leaving them just one step away from the Academy!

October Soccer Schools will be running from the Zone, in Kirkheaton and at Battyeford.

For more information or to book your place, please contact Town’s Football in the Community Department via or call 01484 484189!

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