Town’s Martin Cranie delivers news to competition victor
- Martin Cranie drops into Kirkheaton Primary School
- Huddersfield Town defender gives impromptu Q&A
- Local seven year-old to open October Fireworks Display
The young students of school partner Kirkheaton Primary School got a big surprise in their classroom on Tuesday morning when Town defender Martin Cranie dropped in to deliver some good news!
Cranie was at the local school alongside Town’s Events Coordinator Katie Barraclough and Austin Brown from club partner Standard Fireworks to surprise seven year-old Harry Walker, who was selected as the winner of the Club’s poster competition about Firework Safety
The defender even stayed to answer some questions from Harry’s classmates about Huddersfield Town and his career in footballer to date.
As part of his prize, Harry and his family will officially open Town’s Firework Display at PPG Canalside on Sunday 25 October
. Held in association with Standard Fireworks, the evening will be priced at £4 for adults and £2 for concessions (under-18s and over-60s) at the gate and will feature a bumper fireworks display and other entertainment on the night, including music, fun fair rides and a selection of hand-picked local food and drink stalls.
Children under the age of 11 from across Huddersfield were challenged to create a poster illustrating firework safety on Bonfire Night and Harry’s winning design, pictured below, will now be reproduced and exhibited by both Standard Fireworks and the Club leading up to Bonfire Night, including being featured on the Big Screen at matches at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Huddersfield Town Events Coordinator Katie Barraclough said:
“We had lots of excellent entries this year but Harry’s stood out to the judges with his great use of colour and different techniques and styles used to create the poster.
“I would like to thank every child who took the time to enter a poster into the competition; it’s been a great success. Hopefully we will see you all at the Fireworks Display at PPG Canalside later this month!”
Austin Brown of Standard Fireworks added:
“We were really pleased to get this opportunity to engage with the local children on firework safety and the quality of the posters we got back showed that they had good fun whilst learning an important message. Harry’s poster really caught our eye for its bright colours and sense of fun.”
Town's next home game vs MK Dons on 20 October is just £10 admission for adults at the gate!