Town and the Huddersfield Community Trust teamed up to support Learning Difficulty Awareness Week
On Tuesday 11, Huddersfield Town and The Huddersfield Community Trust organised and hosted a Football Fun Day for over 50 players with learning difficulties.
Over the course of the day coaches from Town’s Football in the Community Department delivered a range of activities and games for players of all abilities. The sessions have been made possible through Town’s engagement with the South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust’s Learning Difficult Services who support people across Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield to attend the events that are held quarterly at The Zone.
Huddersfield Town Ambassador Andy Booth was present during the day and teamed up for a photo with some of the players.
The Fun Day activities provide a great engagement opportunity for players to come along and have a go at the nation’s favourite game and see if it is for them. For those who decide they would like to play football outside supported hours Huddersfield Town now runs a community disability programme called the Huddersfield Town Ability Counts Programme. The programme runs three sessions per week, two for adults and one for juniors. The sessions take place at The Zone, just off St Andrew’s Road on Wednesday (5-6pm) and Sunday afternoons (juniors 3-4; Adults 4-5).
For more information on getting involved in the Fun Days or the Huddersfield Town Ability Counts Programme please contact Football Development Officer, James Doyle on 07540 127 683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.