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TOWN ACHIEVE ‘DISABILITY CONFIDENT LEADER’ STATUS

2 March 2021

Club takes latest step in ‘Terriers Together’ work

- Huddersfield Town named a ‘Disability Confident Leader’
- Club offering disabled people opportunities to fulfil potential
- Achievement announced in Level Playing Field’s ‘Weeks of Action’

Huddersfield Town is proud to confirm that the Club has achieved ‘Disability Confident Leader’ status!

Being a Disability Confident Leader is an important step in the Club’s continuing ‘Terriers Together’ work, through which we promote equality, celebrate diversity and aim to make our culture and environment as inclusive and welcoming of all as possible.

Our Terriers Together work also saw Town awarded the Intermediate Level in the Premier League Equality Standard programme in December 2020.

As a Disability Confident Leader, the Club ensures that disabled people have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations, both in employment and support of the Club.

Town also takes an active leadership role in encouraging and helping other employers, including our valued partners and sponsors, on their journey to becoming Disability Confident.

This is the Club’s latest step down the Disability Confident framework, having previously been named a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ in April 2020. ‘Leader’ status is the highest level of the Disability Confident framework and defines us a being at the forefront of best practice.

The award of this status is very timely, as it falls within Level Playing Field’s ‘Weeks of Action’, with Town dedicating tonight’s Sky Bet Championship game at home to Birmingham City in support of this campaign.

Level Playing Field is a registered charity in England and Wales, and acts as a campaigning and advisory organisation to its membership and other parties across all sports.

Weeks of Action aims to celebrate the positive initiatives undertaken by clubs, sporting venues, and their governing bodies in partnership with disabled sports fans and Disabled Supporters’ Associations.

In 2021, LPF’s Weeks of Action fall within 27 February until 14 March.

HR Manager Zoe Shackleton commented:

“Achieving ‘Disability Confident Leader’ status has been the Club’s goal over a sustained period, and a lot of work has gone into this since we were named a Disability Confident Employer last year.

“This is a great way of demonstrating the Club’s continued commitment to disabled people, whether that is in employment or as supporters.

“From an employment standpoint, we are committed to drawing from the widest possible pool of talent and to secure, retain and develop disabled staff, also making reasonable adjustments and working with them to remove any barriers to their engagement and experience with us.

“When it comes to our supporters, we are committed to doing everything we can to continue to further the supporter experience for those with disabilities in all areas.”

CLICK HERE to read more about Town’s ‘Terriers Together’ work.


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