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8 August 2016

Rob Jepson walked out match ball as part of 'EFL Stories' launch

- Town fan brought ball onto pitch against Brentford
- Rob Jepson part of new EFL stories initiative
- EFL stories launched this season

Rob Jepson played a key role in the start of the new football season at Huddersfield Town’s home match against Brentford.  To mark the start of the new football season, the EFL launched its #EFLStories campaign to tell the stories of all the people who help make the EFL what it is - a football experience for everyone. 

Launching last week with an #EFLstories video, over the course of the 2016/17 season the EFL will share individual accounts from a plethora fans, players, managers, club staff and a club mascot or two, with each person sharing the reasons why they love football via their favourite memories, tales and feelings about the wider game.

Across the opening two weekends of the season, the first 72 people featured on the #EFLStories website will have the privilege of delivering their club’s new Mitre match ball to the pitch at the first home league game of the season. With #EFLStories ball presentations taking place across all three divisions of the Sky Bet EFL, each person nominated for this honour has been put forward by their favourite EFL club. Some example #EFLStories include:

Rob Jepson, Huddersfield Town

“Rob used to cheer on his local side on a regular basis when he was younger but due to other commitments attending matches became a lot harder. When his children joined the Terriers 7s scheme organised  by the Club and then through the School Focus discounted match tickets bought through his children’s school he started watching Town again. He now brings both his son and daughter to Huddersfield Town matches after taking advantage of the discounted Season Card prices that Town offered. Rob has also raised money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy after taking part in the Pedal 4 Pounds 7 scheme.”

All the #EFLStories can be viewed at and EFL fans at home and abroad are being invited to submit the reasons why they love the game to the site. With the campaign continuing throughout the 2016/17 season, the EFL will be sharing a variety of the stories, photos and videos across social media.

Drew Barrand, EFL Marketing Director said:

“Everyone who attends an EFL game or works behind the scenes at one of our 72 clubs has a story to tell about what football means to them.

“Following this season’s rebrand to the EFL, the #EFLStories campaign has been created to demonstrate the breadth and depth of what the EFL offers. Be it high drama, great games, communities uniting or innovating the game, the EFL really does offer something for everybody as this collection of captivating stories show.”

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