Former Chairman honoured at Leicester Cup clash
Former Chairman David Taylor has been named an honorary President of Huddersfield Town after a special presentation in the Club’s Boardroom ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup game against Leicester City.
Taylor, who celebrated his 70th birthday the previous weekend, became the Club’s eighth Chairman in just over a decade in January 2002 following the resignation of Barry Rubery and guided Huddersfield Town through one of the most difficult periods in its history.
Despite his best efforts at reducing the losses of £13 million – due largely to a crippling wage bill – the Club eventually fell into Administration in March 2003.
Before that the former Batley Grammar School pupil was a long-serving Director on the Board between February 1993 and 1999, fulfilling the role of Vice Chairman for the final two years of that spell, during which time Town won promotion to Division One.
An accountant by profession, David saw his first Town game in 1951 and still watches his Club week in, week out home and away.
Current Chairman Dean Hoyle decided that David deserved recognition for his service to the Club, as he explained to htafc.com:
“David became the Club’s Chairman during an incredibly difficult period, during which time he made a lot of personal sacrifices. However, every decision he made during his tenure as Chairman had the survival of Huddersfield Town at its heart. He has not missed a Town game home or away for 20 years.
“His passion for the Club is unsurpassed and it was my honour to award him with the Honorary Presidency of the Club on Saturday.”
This new role as President will be reviewed or rolled over after a five year period.
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