Club and Huddersfield Town Foundation celebrate EFL’s Week of Action
- Manager Darren Moore visits St Thomas Primary School and Foundation Degree Programme
- Goalkeeper Chris Maxwell participates in a Premier League Primary Stars session at Fairfield School
- Brahima Diarra and Loick Ayina attend Premier League Kicks sessions
Town manager Darren Moore and First Team players visited several Huddersfield Town Foundation programmes during the English Football League’s (EFL) Week of Action.
The week allows the Clubs that form ‘the 72’ in the EFL to showcase the projects and programmes that their respected Charitable Organisations do in the community, with Town honouring the work the Foundation does to battle destitution and poverty in Kirklees.
The Foundation works across four impact areas: Health and Healthy Behaviours, Learning and Education, Movement and Activity, and Safe Spaces and Places. They have many programmes and projects that fall into each of these areas.
On Tuesday 7 November, boss Moore spent the morning with Town’s Foundation, arriving at St Thomas Primary School to help deliver some food for their Breakfast Club.
Moore met several children that benefit from this delivery, with one young person taking a shine to the Town boss and he made him a slice of toast. He then went upstairs to join the Foundation’s Premier League Primary Stars team for an assembly and a P.E. session.
It is there where Moore helped Town’s Official Charity announced that they have surpassed 2.5 million meals served over 41 schools in Kirklees since the inception of the Breakfast Clubs in 2012.
The Community Hub at the John Smith’s Stadium is where Moore next headed to meet students on the Foundation’s Degree Programme in partnership with the EFL Trust and the University of South Wales for a talk around sports coaching.
In the afternoon, goalkeeper Chris Maxwell went to visit Fairfield School, a school that supports young people with complex needs, to join in with a PL Primary Stars P.E. session and experience the amazing work that the school and the Foundation do.
Town ended their celebration of the week with Brahima Diarra and Loick Ayina attending the Foundation’s Premier League Kicks SEND and Women & Girls’ sessions on Thursday 9 November, where they enjoyed a question-and-answer session with participants, as well as having a light-hearted kickaround with the young people.
To find out more about the Foundation’s programmes and work in the local community, please follow their social media or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Alternatively, you can visit htafcfoundation.com.