Message of inclusion promoted at Watford game
Huddersfield Town will send out a message of inclusion when the team hosts Watford at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday 10 January.
The Club will use the match against the Hornets as its dedicated ‘Town for All’ match, embracing the inclusive and multi-cultural nature of the English game involving supporters and players alike.
Huddersfield Town has been a proud supporter of the ‘Kick It Out’ campaign since its inception and was also among the first professional clubs to sign up to the ‘Football vs. Homophobia’ charter in 2013; click HERE
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Chief Executive Nigel Clibbens commented:
“Huddersfield Town is committed to this cause and this dedicated game will provide a platform for fans, players and staff to show our commitment to equality and inclusion in football.
“We want everyone to feel welcome at Huddersfield Town and want to come back time and time again. We’re proud of our hard-earned reputation as a community club and our ‘Town for All’ game will only further this status.”
Academy scholars will play their role by parading a ‘Kick It Out’ flag as the teams enter the field of play. In December, Troy Townsend and Paul Mortimer from ‘Kick It Out’ delivered an equality and diversity training workshop to Town’s Academy scholars where they discussed inclusion, anti-discrimination and standing up against homophobia. For more information, click HERE
Town and Watford players will both wear KiO t-shirts during their warm up, as will Club mascot Terry the Terrier.
The Club’s ‘Ability Counts’ team will take part in both the Guard of Honour and a half-time demonstration. The ‘Ability Counts’ programme delivers football skills to young people with additional needs and aims to make football a sport for everyone to enjoy.
If you ever hear anything at Town matches that makes you feel uncomfortable or you believe qualifies as abusive behaviour, you can contact our report line. Phone or text 07741 528949, telling us which block and stand you are in.
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