Ambassador reviews his season in the community
As Huddersfield Town Club Ambassador I am required to fulfil a wide variety of roles, however the most rewarding and enjoyable part of my job is being out in the local community promoting the football club.
I work with the Supporter Partnership team who spend time working with our school partners. I regularly visit our school partners to either present them with official plaques or to take part in question and answer sessions; I was also part of a mentoring programme in high schools across the region.
Throughout the season we have tried to increase numbers in our Family Stand through our Schools Focus matches. In total, 4,800 children and their families attended the four focus matches with £6,500 being given back to schools who sold tickets.
We have also worked closely with our Club partners, which ranges from football clubs to boxing clubs. I have even entered the ring to help raise much needed funds for a local boxing club. As a football club we have also conducted many tours of the Stadium, with myself as the host!
Also at the Stadium is the Success Centre which provides educational support to people of all ages. In support of it, we have shown members of the Success Centre around the John Smith’s Stadium, conducted mock interviews and also arranged player visits.
Furthermore, I have come out of retirement to take part in the Football in the Community’s Walking Football initiative. It takes place once a week and is a great way for people to stay in shape.
Away from matters on the pitch, the football club created the All Together Town initiative this season, which I have been heavily involved in. I have attended the Voices Panel meetings as the Club has tried its best to engage and interact with its supports.
On that subject, the Club is looking to recruit a Supporter Liaison Officer – click HERE –
if you think you are suited to the role.
Finally, and most recently, I took part in the fifth annual Pedal for Pounds bike ride. Along with a select few, I have been involved in all five and this year was just as tough. It was though, for a fantastic cause, the Keep It Up campaign - click HERE for more information.
Thanks for all your support this season. Enjoy your summer and I look forward to seeing you all in July and August for the 2014/15 season.