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21 February 2024



21 February 2024

Huddersfield Town Foundation's Tom Farrell named Community Captain

- Popular figure in the community recognised for commitment to Breakfast Clubs
- Farrell named Community Captain as part of the Premier League’s ‘More Than A Game’ campaign
- Breakfast Clubs driver for over 10 years

Huddersfield Town Foundation named Tom Farrell as their Community Captain as part of the Premier League’s ‘More Than A Game’ campaign, which is shining a light on the people making a positive difference in communities thanks to Premier League investment.

Tom has been chosen as the Foundation’s Premier League Community Captain as recognition for his outstanding impact in the local community.

Known as “Mr Breakfast Clubs”, Tom has been involved with the Foundation for over 10 years in the delivery of the Breakfast Clubs, helping to serve over 2.5 million meals to children by supplying much-needed food deliveries to 35 schools every week in Kirklees.

In what is a unique project to both the organisation and football community work in general, lifelong Town fan Tom is dedicated to the job, and despite having the option to enjoy retirement, he wants to keep working and the Foundation in its mission to tackle inequality.

Having built such a positive reputation across our community, the Foundation felt they had to recognise his contribution and impact on so many lives.

And to celebrate his achievements and his commitment to his role, the Foundation surprised Tom at last weekend’s Town game against Hull City, where Tom was announced as their Community Captain and was congratulated by Town defender Michał Helik!

After being surprised, Breakfast Clubs Drive Tom Farrell commented:

“It was a massive surprise and a nice one to have! I was led to believe that it was just going to be an award that was going to be presented for the Breakfast Clubs, but I didn’t realise that it was going to be for me.

“There was a bit of shock initially, but I am proud to be recognised for what the Breakfast Clubs do for the community.

“Knowing that I am helping to make a difference to so many lives is what keeps me going.

“I have to say a massive thank you to Total Food Services for their work in supplying the food since day one.”

The Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer Siobhan Atkinson added:

“It was truly heartwarming to be able to show our appreciation for Tom this weekend and name him as our Premier League Community Captain.

“Tom’s commitment to the Foundation has been nothing sort of outstanding, and we know first-hand what an impact he has on the community, and that’s why he is so loved in all the schools he visits and by those that work with him.

“Thank you for everything that you do, Tom, and thank you to the Premier League Charitable Fund for giving us these occasions to celebrate the people who deserve to be recognised.”

The Huddersfield Town Foundation first launched in 2012, working to support the local community and delivering Premier League-funded programmes to support young people.

This campaign forms part of the Premier League’s ongoing commitment to supporting all levels of football and communities.

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