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31 July 2013

Record amount attend latest Open day

A record number of Town fans attended the Club’s annual Open Day on Tuesday.

1,653 fans watched Mark Robins’ squad train just days ahead of their season opening fixture at Nottingham Forest, while a further 300 arrived during the day to attend the Stadium tour and signing session.
Turnstiles opened at 10am and immediately fans got the opportunity to watch Town’s latest signings Jonathan Hogg and Cristian Lopez in action with their new teammates.
From 10:30 up until 12pm, Mark Robins and his staff put the players through their paces as the countdown to kick-off continues.
Once training finished fans checked out the team coach, went on a tour of the ground, had a look in the Boardroom, had an opportunity to film a good luck message to the players and had a nosey in the tunnel area and the changing rooms!
At 1pm fans headed over to the Fantastic Media Stand where the players and management held a signing session.
Town Chief Executive Nigel Clibbens commented:

“It was a special day for the youngsters,” he said.

“It was a chance for them to meet the stars that they see on the pitch. Getting close up to your heroes leaves a lasting impression and it was a bit of fun for the players too.”

The Club would like to thank Open Day supporters The Huddersfield Examiner who handed out 1,000 free 2013/14 season guides, which included a special autograph signing page. Also, Holly Bear (Hollybank) and Dude (Kirklees Active Leisure) who entertained the fans along with Terry the Terrier.

Additionally, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Town Foundation, Canalside, Huddersfield Town Supporters Association and Caroline’s Cupcakes all held stalls.

Thanks also to BBC Radio Leeds and The Pulse who both did live broadcasts.
Below are some tweets from Town fans and players about yesterday's Open Day from @htafcdotcom:
Thomas Auty @tom_auty

Had a quality day at @htafcdotcom open day met some sound people :D and met the squad and one of my all-time favourite players @jonstead

Jonathan Stead @jonstead9

To all I've seen today, thanks for waiting so long for autographs. Fans just as I remember that's why it's such a great club@htafcdotcom 👍

James Vaughan @vaughany08

Enjoyed the open day today. Good turnout and good to meet so many fans. Can’t wait for Saturday now. #FirstGame

Jack Hunt @Hunty32

Open day finished. Was good to meet you all today 👍

Anthony Long @anthjlong

@htafcdotcom thank you to everyone at the club for the open day. My kids loved it and returned with the widest smiles I've ever seen.

Steve Broomhead @stevebroomhead

@NClibbens great day, a success for the club and all about raising profile and building future support. Keep up the good work!!@htafcdotcom

You can view a gallery from the day above!

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