Dean Hoyle introduces Club's new Terriers Together Strategy
- Dean Hoyle helps launch Terriers Together Strategy
- Strategy underlines Club's commitment to EDI work
- CLICK HERE to view Terriers Together Strategy in full
Launching our Terriers Together Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy marks a proud day for our Club.
Five years in the making, our journey with the Premier League Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Standard (PLEDIS) began back in 2017 after we were promoted to the top-flight and, despite no longer being in that division, it’s a standard we’ve continued to hold our Club to.
We see this strategy as a statement of intent, underlining our commitment to inclusion in all forms so that we are reflecting the communities intrinsically linked with our Club and town, ensuring that anyone who decides to engage with Huddersfield Town feels welcome and comfortable in doing so.
This isn’t an exercise in ticking boxes or gaining favourable statistics. Terrier Spirit encapsulates so much more than just what happens on the field of play, and this strategy reinforces the importance of togetherness and the values of our Club, which are also my own.
Whether you’re a supporter of our Club, a player, Academy scholar, member of staff, hopeful applicant or even a teacher or pupil at one of the many local schools that work with our Foundation, this strategy outlines how and why we want Huddersfield Town to be as welcoming as possible for you.
The latest development in an ongoing body of work being done by our Club, this strategy formalises the thought behind why we’ve taken steps such as opening our dedicated Terriers Together Inclusion Room, supporting the #HerGameToo initiative, becoming a Disability Confident Leader, Mindful Employer, Menopause Friendly Employer and signing the Muslim Athlete Charter.
Having already worked our way to Intermediate Level in the PLEDIS over the course of five years, we will be evaluated at Advanced level in Spring 2023, further demonstrating that the words and actions we’ve shared about our efforts in equality, diversity and inclusion are a long-term commitment, rather than something fleeting or tokenistic.
I would encourage all associated with Town to take a moment to read our strategy, and hope to see the good work that comes from it resulting in our Club becoming an even more accessible, open and inclusive place to be.
Huddersfield Town is for everybody, with no exceptions.