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16 December 2013

Reading home match a ‘Schools Focus’ game

1,064 local school children and their families came to watch the Terriers take on Reading on Saturday through the Club’s latest ‘Schools Focus’ initiative.

The tickets were sold via 75 local schools, which all earned cashback through the scheme whilst allowing pupils and their parents to watch the game at a discounted rate. 

There was plenty in store for the youngsters on the day too. Even before they entered the ground, they could enjoy a festive performance from Huddersfield Youth Brass Band outside the Direct Golf UK Stand. 

Once they had entered the Fantastic Family Stand, face painters were on hand to paint them blue and white!

The Club’s ever-popular Club Ambassador Andy Booth also paid a special visit to the north end of the ground to welcome the new supporters to the match. On top of that, several First Team players visited local schools ahead of the game to hand deliver their tickets – click HERE for full info.

To complement the Schools Focus initiative, Town also held another ‘Terrier 7s’ presentation, with several youngsters receiving their first replica shirt and match tickets from Academy scholars Sam Guthrie and Ben Holmes. 

Club partner Halifax Boys Brigade also formed the Guard of Honour as the teams entered the field of play.

Fresh from their performance at the Huddersfield Town Christmas Celebration, school partner Royds Hall High School’s choir performed at half-time ahead of the Zone’s Cheerleading Squad. 

Last season £7,947 was given back to Schools via the School Focus match cashback initiative with 5,758 children and their families coming along to watch Town.

Town’s next Schools Focus game will be the home clash with Wigan Athletic on 8 February. 

Click HERE for information on Town's Schools Partnership scheme.

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