Message of inclusion promoted at West Ham United match
- 'Town For All' message at West Ham United game
- Terriers support ‘Kick It Out’, ‘Football vs. Homophobia’ & ‘Shown Racism the Red Card’
- Find out what else is in store on Saturday
Huddersfield Town will send out a message of inclusion when the team hosts West Ham United at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday 13 January 2018.
The Club holds a dedicated ‘Town for All’ game each season to highlight the work going on in all areas of the Club to promote inclusion and diversity.
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, whilst Town is also supporting ‘Show Racism the Red Card’.
Huddersfield Town’s Supporter Services Manager Robyn Kennerdale 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.
The Town and West Ham players will wear Kick It Out t-shirts during their warm up, as will Club mascots Terry and Tilly the Terriers.
The KIO flag will be brought onto the pitch on Saturday by four young people from a Town Foundation Partner Conscious Youth CIC; the young people have great thoughts around inclusion.
The Town Foundation will be launching its Hate Crime Programme at the match – One Club One Community Against Hate Crime in which every primary school across Kirklees will be offered a lesson on Hate Crime Awareness.
Alongside this in 2018 the Town Foundation will be working in partnership with Show Racism the Red Card to deliver workshops to a variety of different education establishments.
Not only this but the Club’s Official Match Day Programme ‘The Terrier’ has also included a number of exclusive interview features on the work Town is doing to make football inclusive for all.
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.