An excerpt of an exclusive interview with Will Boyle from our programme ‘The Terrier’
- Huddersfield Town vs Watford FC
- ‘The Terrier’ available for £3.50 on match day
- Excerpt of exclusive interview with cover star Will Boyle below
With the return of Town to the John Smith’s Stadium this Saturday, our regular match day programme ‘The Terrier’ will also be available for purchase!
Full of Club news, exclusive features and columns, the latest issue has central defender Will Boyle on the cover and an in-depth interview with the Town Academy graduate inside. Available around the stadium for just £3.50, below is a short excerpt of the interview with Boyle, which can be read in full in the programme this weekend!
Will Boyle Interview Excerpt – ‘The Terrier’
While appearances may suggest that Boyle is an old school central defender on the pitch, he is anything but off it. Having worked hard independently to achieve his own qualifications from University in Business Management with a focus on Sport and Football as well as beginning the journey of gaining his coaching badges, the 27-year-old is also community focussed, volunteering himself as a Terriers Together Ambassador for the Club upon his return.
“I’m not someone that can go home and sit around, I need to be engaged, otherwise I feel like I’m wasting time” he explains.
“To start with, it was my fiancé’s mum who gave me a bit of a nudge and pointed out that I could do something productive with my spare time, and I completely agreed. When I left Town on loan to Kilmarnock I started an Open University degree and now six years later by the time I’ve come back I’ve graduated. It’s quite a nice feeling really to have that boxed off and it’s definitely something that’s helped with my football, giving me a different perspective on life.
“When you’re a young footballer, a lot of the time football can be the be all and end all and in my opinion that can be detrimental to performance, so that’s something I’ll definitely look to carry on. I’ve done my B Licence in coaching, and I’ll look to do my A Licence in the next couple of years and take it from there in terms of my own personal development.
“The opportunities that I’ve been given through football to improve and develop myself as a person have been brilliant, and so much of that comes from the community aspect of the game. A lot people involved in that journey have been volunteers, people going out of their own way to allow me the opportunity to play football professionally.
“Wanting to be engaged in that way comes from reflecting and showing appreciation for how those people go above and beyond to help young people, and now given that I’m in the privileged position that I am, how can I do exactly what they have? even if that’s just helping to bring greater awareness to things that can help young people maximise their opportunities.”
Read the feature in full in the next issue of ‘The Terrier’ available at the John Smith’s Stadium this Saturday vs Watford. CLICK HERE to secure your seat today!