Club shows support in ‘Town For All’ match against Ipswich Town- HTAFC players wear ‘Kick It Out’ shirts
- Town shows support for inclusion in football
- Comments from Club Ambassador Andy Booth
Huddersfield Town sent out a message of inclusion last weekend in the Club’s ‘Town For All’ match against Ipswich Town.
Every year the Club holds a dedicated ‘Town For All’ match, which aims to demonstrate the inclusive and multi-cultural nature of the English game involving supporters and players alike.
Prior to the Ipswich Town match, both sets of teams warmed-up wearing the ‘Kick It Out’ t-shirts, a campaign Huddersfield Town has been a proud supporter of since its inception. The t-shirts were also worn by Tilly and Terry the Terriers, whilst stickers, wristbands and clap banners were handed out to fans all bearing the ‘Kick It Out’ logo.
As the players entered the pitch at the start of the match, a ‘Kick It Out’ banner (below) and flags were raised to show the Club’s support of the campaign.
Huddersfield Town’s Official match day programme, Give Us An H, included special interview features with the Club’s new Ambassador Mohammed Bhana and Ryan Mather, a member of the Huddersfield Town LGBT Group.
In 2013 the Terriers was one of the first professional clubs to sign up to the ‘Football vs. Homophobia’ charter and the Club’s support was shown through the LGBT flag spread across a number of seats during the match.
As well as highlighting the ‘Town For All’ message during the Ipswich Town game, the Club also hosted a ‘Show Racism the Red Card event’ to educate school children. Three schools and over 75 students came to the Club’s PPG Canalside Training Ground, where they spoke to First Team players and Head Coach David Wagner about racism in football.
Huddersfield Town’s Club Ambassador Andy Booth commented:
“Once again we have shown as a Club that we are dedicated to show our commitment to equality and inclusion in both football and sport.
“We want everyone to feel welcome at Huddersfield Town and come back time and time again. We’re proud of our hard-earned reputation as a community club and I believe the success of our ‘Town For All’ match will only raise people’s opinions of us.”
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.
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