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18 October 2013

Lillis, Eyre, Colgan, Bunn and Carss attend latest Patrons meeting

Members of the Huddersfield Town Patrons were given a unique insight into the Academy and under-21 operations at the Club at last night’s ‘An Audience with…’ meeting with Mark Lillis, Steve Eyre, Nick Colgan, Frankie Bunn and Tony Carss.

HTAFC Club Ambassador Andy Booth compered the meeting, taking questions from the Patrons on topics including the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP), the guests’ individual roles and responsibilities, upcoming prospects and the Academy philosophy. 

Academy Manager Mark Lillis discussed the expansion of the Academy since his appointment in December 2011, and praised his fellow staff members for their dedication and commitment.

Nick Colgan, Academy Goalkeeping Coach, discussed the positive future of the goalkeepers in the Academy at the moment.

Professional Development Coaches Frankie Bunn and Tony Carss described the Academy players’ daily routine and how they align their activities with that of the first team.

Steve Eyre, Senior Professional Development Coach, discussed his belief that the Academy has a fantastic reputation, and that its ability to convert youth players into the first team means it is going in the right direction.

The Patrons club has been supporting the Academy since its inception in 1985, with proceeds from the membership going towards helping it flourish and develop.

The next Patrons meeting will be with HTAFC Chairman Dean Hoyle on Wednesday 4 December at 7.30pm at Canalside.


The next organised Patrons away trip will be to Leicester tomorrow (19 October).

After that, the Patrons will travel to Derby on 15 February 2014. For more information on either of these trips or to book your place, contact Travel Organiser Martin Lister on 01484 714287.

There are many great benefits that come with being a HTAFC Patron, such as access to the ‘An Audience With…’ meetings, £5 off a home/away shirt, priority ticketing and much more for only £12.50 a quarter or £50 per season.
Great benefits:
-          Membership card
-          Priority ticketing
-          Free entry into HTAFC ‘An Audience With…’ Q&A events throughout the season
-          Free Patrons gift- choose from a tie, boxed pen, cufflinks, scarf, brooch or pinbadge (subject to availability)
-          Three ‘Terrier’ newsletters posted to your door per season
-          £5 off the 2013/14 home or away shirt
-          Monthly competitions to win 2 x tickets in the Directors box at home or away games
-          Your name displayed on an exclusive Patrons banner at Canalside

All this for £12.50 a quarter (or £50 a year) with proceeds going to the Huddersfield Town Academy.
To join the Patrons for the 2013/14 season, please contact the ticket office on 01484 484123 and we will send you a standing order form. Alternatively visit to pay via card for the full season. 

For queries, please email

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