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MAGNIFICENT 7 IN FAMILY EXCELLENCE AWARDS

8 May 2014

Town handed Football League accolade once again

Huddersfield Town has been awarded ‘The Football League Family Excellence Award’ for the 2013/14 season.
 
‘The Yorkshire Club’ is one of just seven clubs to be given the award for the seventh consecutive year alongside Doncaster Rovers, Ipswich Town, Milton Keynes Dons, Shrewsbury Town, Tranmere Rovers and Yeovil Town. 
 
Created in 2007, the Award recognises the outstanding experience provided by clubs for young fans and families as part of a scheme that won the Gold Award at the European Professional Football Leagues’ Best Practice Awards, earlier this season.
 
A total of 47 clubs from across all three divisions of The Football League have been given the Award for 2014, the same number as in 2013 despite a significant increase in the benchmark standard being applied by the judging panel.  More than ever this year, Football League clubs are providing families with engaging family areas and offering innovative matchday entertainment that delivers a ‘money can’t buy’ experience for young fans.
 
The award recipients are decided by an independent assessment using real families that has been commissioned by The Football League, at all 72 League clubs, during the 2013/14 season.


 
In announcing the successful clubs, Football League Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: 
 
“The Football League Family Excellence Award provides clubs with a benchmark in their efforts to attract families through their gates.
 
“It is hugely encouraging to see so many clubs receiving the accolade, demonstrating The Football League’s commitment to securing the next generation of fans.”


 
Huddersfield Town’s Supporter Partnerships Manager Robyn Deegan added:
 
“Huddersfield Town is committed to providing everyone, whether they are families, long-term Season Card holders or first time or occasional visitors, with a great match day experience so they come back again and again and tell others how great it is to come and watch live football. 
 
“Young supporters are very impressionable, particularly on their first visit to the Club, and we want to make sure that we have an affordable, enjoyable experience for them and their families that will help to create Town fans for the future.”

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