Work has now begun on an area of reflection for Huddersfield Town supporters
- Remembrance garden being created at John Smith’s Stadium
- Club break ground on construction of reflection area
- Comments from Club Ambassador Andy Booth
With plans now finalised for our remembrance garden at the John Smith’s Stadium, construction has begun with Club Ambassador Andy Booth on hand to help break ground.
A long-term ambition of the Club to have a place of reflection at our home stadium, the scheme was once again brought to mind after the passing of Town fan Daryl Hopson in 2022, who’s life inspired Town to make the plans a reality.
Fundraising was begun by former Chairman Dean Hoyle ahead of our Play-Off Final at Wembley in 2022 as a group cycling from Huddersfield to the national stadium helped bring together an initial sum, with current Chairman Kevin Nagle facilitating its completion.
Located opposite the Player’s Entrance at the John Smith’s Stadium adjacent to the path that runs alongside the river, work is weather dependant but the Club hopes to have the area complete by the New Year, if not ahead of our annual fan memorial fixture with Middlesbrough on 29 December 2023.
Please note: as work continues, this pathway will remain closed for all home fixtures until completion.
An area for supporters to reflect on the Terriers that have lost in their life, Club Ambassador Andy Booth was there to break ground on the project after helping with the organisation throughout.
“It was an honour to help break ground on this project. It’s been a long time in the making, with a lot of hard work having been done behind-the-scenes to get us to this stage.
“As a Club, honouring those we have lost and keeping them alive within our hearts has been one of the parts of my job that has made me the proudest. When we say ‘Once a Terrier, Always a Terrier’, that’s something we really mean.
“We look forward to work being completed in the coming weeks and months, and it will be fantastic to see the garden opened and available to supporters to visit and reflect in their own way. I’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our supporters who have donated and made this possible.
“Finally, I want to extend our thanks on behalf of the Club to Marsh Design Ltd, One17 Architects, Jewson’s and Garry Scott Groundworks, Landscaping and Maintenance for their time and effort in making this project a reality.”
For more information about our annual fan memorial fixture against Middlesbrough on 29 December 2023, please CLICK HERE.