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HUNDREDS COMMIT TO ‘GET FIT’ ETHOS

14 January 2013

Off the field success at Saturday’s game

The ‘Get Fit’ message was warmly accepted by hundreds of Town fans during Saturday’s npower Championship home clash with Birmingham City.

‘Terry the Terrier’ led the way, getting his practise in for the Pink Link ‘Pedal for Pounds 4’ bike ride on a static bike next to the Information Point behind the Direct Golf UK Stand. 

Terry must have inspired Town fans, as dozens signed up over the weekend – taking the current grand total to 165 participants! If you want to find out more about the bike ride, which will raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy, or join up, click HERE now!

Canalside Sports Complex’s ‘Stripes Gym’ is also an ideal place to get fit in the New Year. In advance of the game, new joiners got a free ticket to Saturday’s game and there is still no joining fee if you sign up before the end of January – click HERE to do so now online!

Speaking of fitness, Town had something special in store during the half time interval! Former Gymnast and PE teacher Danny Brooks, Guinness World holder since 2010 for the longest football throw-in, launched a ball almost half the length of a pitch using his special ‘flip’ technique!



Danny ran from the halfway line and then executing his long throw using a forward hand spring, as you can see by clicking HERE!

The flipping technique would actually be legal during the course of a game, as both of Danny’s feet are on the ground at the time of the throw with his hands behind his head.

Danny not only raised the roof with applause, but also a couple of hundred pounds along the way for The Town Foundation. Danny and his colleague have challenged themselves to raise as much money as possible on behalf of West Yorkshire Football Clubs’ chosen charities throughout the 2012/13 season.

Foundation Fundraiser Mandy Taylor said, “It was incredible to see Danny performing such a feat on the pitch on Saturday. Every penny raised for the charity ensures that we can continue to deliver invaluable, innovative initiatives that directly benefit hundreds of children and young people throughout Kirklees.”

One lucky Town fan – Andy Solomon – walked away from the game with £3,500 thanks to the Golden Gamble draw at half time; click HERE for full info on his win!

That draw was made by former Town favourite Darren Bullock, who was also the guest of honour in the prestigious White Rose Club – regaling attendees with tales of his time with the Terriers. 



It was a busy day in the hospitality areas, with the latest instalment of ‘Gordon’s Games’ taking place in the newly refurbished Lewis James Suite. Part of an ongoing initiative with Club Partner Gordon's, Club Ambassador Andy Booth took centre stage with his now famous match day quiz on front of around 50 invited guests from several local and national firms.

The team from Mamas and Papas took home the first prize, closely followed by Fired Up Group and Kirklees College. Sadly the 'Boothy' prize went to John Walton Ltd, who finished last!

The latest set of youngsters that will form the next generation of Town supporters were also introduced to the Club in style on Saturday thanks to the ‘Terrier 7s’ scheme, where local youngsters receive a free shirt and match tickets from Development Squad duo Robbie McIntyre and Godwin Abadaki as their school has registered. If you want to get your school involved, email rachel.taylor@htafc.com



Town defender Anthony Gerrard picked up the Blue and White Foundation’s Player of the Month champagne for his performances during a tough December – click HERE for full info. 



Town are next at home when Leicester City visit in the FA Cup on Saturday 26 January; this game is all pay at the turnstile priced at £10 for adults and £5 concessions – click HERE for full info! 

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