Town Chief Executive and Head of Football Operations meet with fans
The Huddersfield Town Patrons Club were given a special opportunity to speak and question Chief Executive Nigel Clibbens and Head of Football Operations Ross Wilson at the latest meeting of the 2014/15 season at PPG Canalside last Thursday night.
Nigel and Ross spent two and a half hours speaking and sharing the inner workings of the Club with the fans – discussing a wide range of topics.
Ross gave a real insight in to his role at the Club, going in to great detail about how the Terriers go about their business regarding player recruitment. This ranged from the scouting structure and process for a potential new signing, to how the deal is sealed. Foreign scouting, role of agents, networks were also discussed and the Patrons learnt how Martin Paterson’s January move to Orlando City came about.
In terms of transfers the duo also discussed the need to have good relationships with other Clubs including Liverpool, which has allowed them to bring in the likes of Jack Robinson and Conor Coady.
Matters on the field were also a hot topic for discussion and they explained how the situation regarding James Vaughan's surprising return to the pitch vs Wigan following his facial injuries at Middlesbrough developed.
They talked about the impact of social media on the Club, newspaper speculation about players and even paper gossip about Wilson himself!
The Club would like to thank all those who attended the meeting; the third of the season after Chairman Dean Hoyle in September 2014 and Manager Chris Powell in November 2014.
The next Patrons meeting will be on 12 March at PPG Canalside starting at 7.30pm with guests yet to be confirmed.
PATRONS TRAVEL TO BIRMINGHAM
The next trip will be to Birmingham City on Saturday 14 March, cost is £15 which includes travel on an executive coach and a carvery lunch pre-match.
For more information or to book on to the trip, please call Martin Lister, Patrons Travel Organiser on 01484714287.
JOIN THE CLUB!
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.
- Membership Card
- Priority ticketing for big home and away games
- Entry into ‘An Audience with’ events at PPG Canalside
- £5 off the 2014/15 home or away shirt
- Free joining gift: choose from tie, cufflinks, scarf, brooch or pinbadge (subject to availability)
- New, improved bi-annual ‘Terrier’ newsletter posted to your door
- Monthly draw for two members to each win a signed, framed Team photo
All this for £12.50 a quarter (£50 a season) with all proceeds to the Huddersfield Town Academy
To join the Patrons for the 2014/15 season, please contact the Ticket Office on 01484 484123 and we will send you a standing order form; alternatively, click HERE to join online.