Town’s work on equality, diversity and inclusion shown during Spurs match
- Terriers Together brand highlights the work of Town and the Town Foundation
- Town’s First Team squad wore t-shirts promoting equality messages
- Messages of equality, diversity and inclusion promoted during National Inclusion Week
Messages of equality, diversity and inclusion were promoted during Huddersfield Town’s dedicated Terriers Together game against Tottenham Hotspur at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Town’s match against Spurs fell during National Inclusion Week, which gave the Club and its official charity, The Town Foundation, the perfect opportunity to put the spotlight on the good work it does in making sure the Club is accessible for everyone.
By doing this, the brand-new ‘Terriers Together’ brand and programme was launched and highlighted the excellent work the Club has already done in the community.
Supporters in the ground would’ve been able to see the warm up t shirts, that promoted the Terriers Together brand, warn by David Wagner’s First Team squad during the warm-ups, whilst also seeing the inclusion messages on the clap banners.
Huddersfield Town’s Supporter Services Manager Robyn Kennerdale commented:
“Our match against Tottenham Hotspur, once again, showed how committed we are as a club to make football inclusive for everyone.
“This game was the perfect platform for us to show the excellent work we’ve done to make Huddersfield Town inclusive and it was a great way for our supporters, players and staff to show how committed they are to equality, diversity and inclusion in sport as well.
“We want everyone to feel welcome at Huddersfield Town and want to come back time and time again. We’re proud of our well-earned reputation as a community club.”
Huddersfield Town and the Town Foundation are continuing their work to make the Club available to everyone.
The Club’s commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion through its work towards the Premier League Equality Standard, and by the development and progress made by the Club’s equality working group.
The Town Foundation’s Head of Inclusion, Abbi Andiyapan, commented:
“Huddersfield Town is an intrinsic part of the community and by using the Tottenham Hotspur game, we’ve been able to promote all the work we’ve been doing to support and promote community cohesion throughout the town and wider community.
“The Terriers Together brand and programme will continue to grow, and we will continue to make a big effort to provide a wide range of activities and can opportunities for all sections of the community.
“I hope this will help to engage the community further with the Football Club and increase participation in the community activities provided by the Huddersfield Town Foundation.”
The match day programme against Tottenham Hotspur included a number of details about the Town Foundation’s Active Ability and EmployAbility sessions, that are available to adults or children with disabilities.
To find out what else Town did during National Inclusion Week, please CLICK HERE.
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 also supports ‘Show Racism the Red Card’, Stonewall’s ‘Rainbow Laces’, ‘Level Playing Field’ and the ‘On the Ball’ Campaign.
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