Message of inclusion promoted at Ipswich Town match- 'Town For All' message at Ipswich Town game
- Terriers support ‘Kick It Out’ & ‘Football vs. Homophobia’
- Find out what else is in store on Saturday
Huddersfield Town will send out a message of inclusion when the team hosts Ipswich Town at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday 21 January.
The Club holds a dedicated ‘Town for All’ game each season, aiming to demonstrate 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.
Huddersfield Town’s Club Ambassador Andy Booth 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.”
‘Kick It Out’ flags will be displayed as the teams enter the field of play, once again to show the support of the Club.
Town and Ipswich players will both wear KIO t-shirts during their warm up, as will Club mascots Terry and Tilly the Terriers.
As well as highlighting the ‘Town For All’ message at the Ipswich Town game, the Club is also hosting a ‘Show Racism the Red Card event’ in the week preceding the game. Three local schools have been invited to take part in the workshop, which will see a Q & A with Town players along with quizzes and games to highlight to youngsters the importance of inclusion within sport.
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.
Alternatively, ‘Kick It Out’ has its own reporting lines; email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 0800 169 9414, tweet @kickitout, visit www.facebook.com/kickitoutofficial or download the official ‘Kick It Out’ App from the App Store or Google Play.
Tickets are still available for Town’s game against Ipswich; from just £15 for adults!
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