Town’s kitman reaches 1,000 games
- 1,000 games for Town’s Kitman ‘Brooky’
- Landmark reached at the recent game against QPR
- Tributes pour in from former Players and Managers
20 years, 1,000 games, over 14,000 kits laid out, 252 player competitive debuts, 90 of the current 92 current Football League Stadiums visited, three Play-Off Finals and even two appearances!
These are just some of the impressive stats amassed by Huddersfield Town kitman Andy Brook who celebrated 1,000 games in the job when Town faced QPR on Saturday 10 August 2019.
Tributes came pouring in on the day from players and managers, both past and present, including Steve Bruce, Chris Löwe, Michael Hefele, Alan Lee, Antony Kay and many more!
‘Brooky’ first started as part of the groundstaff at the then Alfred McAlpine Stadium doing painting & decorating before being handed the role as Huddersfield Town’s first-ever kitman in 1999 by then Manager Steve Bruce.
His first game was a trip to the City Ground as Town faced Nottingham Forest on 14 November 1999 with Town winning 3-1 thanks to a brace from Clyde Wijnhard and a goal from Kevin Gray.
He’s visited 90 of the current 92 Stadiums in the top four tiers of English Football with only Forest Green’s New Lawn Stadium and Newport County’s Rodney Parade the only two missing to complete the set.
Town’s kitman has also made two playing appearances when they were short on numbers. The first replacing Jon Worthington in a reserve game against Salford and the most recent in Colin Coates’ testimonial in 2002 where he was a second-half sub for Jermaine Beckford!
Everyone connected with Huddersfield Town would like to share their appreciation for all the great work he’s done over the years and pass on congratulations for reaching such an impressive milestone!