Guard of Honour made up of girls from Huddersfield Town Ladies
- Women at the Game match against Newcastle United
- Town working alongside the Huddersfield Town Supporters Association
- Guard of Honour made up of girls from Huddersfield Town Ladies
Huddersfield Town’s upcoming Premier League match against Newcastle United has been named as the Club’s ‘Women at the Game’ match as the Terriers continue to strive for equality and diversity in football.
The Club has been working alongside the HTSA (Huddersfield Town Supporters Association) on the initiative which aims to give women their first taste of live football in a supportive environment, as well as to foster dialogue and relationships amongst women who are already seasoned match-goers.
The Women at the Game initiative was the brainchild of former Supporters Direct employee Jacqui Forster. Jacqui sadly passed away after suffering from cancer, however, she did a lot of work with trusts and clubs to try and encourage more women and girls to attend football matches.
50 women and girls will all attend a social gathering organised by HTSA prior to the game and will be sat in the Fantastic Media Lower Stand for the match.
The Guard of Honour ahead of the match will be made up of women and girls from the Huddersfield Town Ladies Team, whilst more details on the initiative have been highlighted in the match day programme ‘The Terrier’.
Alongside this, Huddersfield Town has begun working closely with the Ladies team and has started to include highlights from their matches on #HTTV, whilst there is also a Town Ladies webpage on htafc.com.
Further on this the Town Foundation is also doing well to increase female participation within sport and has been helping to coach the Town Ladies team.
Robyn Kennerdale, Supporter Services Manager commented:
“We were delighted to be able to support the HTSA in their goal to encourage more women and girls from Huddersfield and the surrounding area to experience a game, and to highlight the contribution made by women and girls to our Club.
“We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, community club and it is initiatives like Women at the Game which aim to highlight that.”
For more information, please contact the Huddersfield Town Supporters Association on firstname.lastname@example.org.