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19 August 2020

Club News


19 August 2020

Seven first-year scholars boarding at Rishworth School

- Brand-new partnership for Town’s Academy
- First-year scholars are staying at Rishworth School
- Comments from Academy Manager Emyr Humphreys

Huddersfield Town’s Academy has started working closely with Rishworth School to benefit the Club’s first-year scholars.

At the start of the 2020/21 campaign, seven of the Club’s first-year scholars moved into the school’s boarding facilities, which will provide them with the best atmosphere and facilities to grow off the pitch.

This allows the youngsters to bond together outside of the Club’s training ground, as well as use the school’s excellent facilities; pitches, swimming pool, gym and more.

Alongside that, the Young Terriers have the chance to mix with and learn from other students at the school.

Town’s youngsters will continue their education at Canalside through Barnsley College. However, when regulations surround COVID-19 allow, they are expected to fully integrate themselves into Rishworth School activities.

Over time, there’s also the potential for the youngsters to complete some elements of their education work at Rishworth School.

Rishworth, near Halifax, is one of the most prestigious independent schools in the area, and has students that are competing at national and international levels in a variety of sports.

Huddersfield Town Academy Manager, Emyr Humphreys, commented:

“Going forward, we aim to place greater emphasis on our youngsters continuing their education in parallel to their playing career and not viewing it as a hindrance to their football.

“By accommodating the players at Rishworth School, it gives us greater flexibility in finding the right accommodation for each individual. These things are generally not a “one size fits all” model. Some will thrive in the school environment with more social opportunities and facilities to use every day, whilst others will prefer the privacy and support that families provide. With this in mind, we will still continue to use host families to house players and this could play a vital part in some players’ growth.

“Our ultimate vision is to develop players through the Academy that continue to excel academically, whilst playing in our First Team.”

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