Members of Huddersfield New College’s Diversity Club (NCDC) enjoyed a visit to Huddersfield Town (HTAFC)  for a private tour of the John Smith’s Stadium as part of HTAFC’s celebrations for National Inclusion Week. 

The tour was one of many events that HTAFC held in recognition of National Inclusion Week. This year’s theme was ‘Everyday Inclusion’ and aimed to help organisations celebrate every day, practical ways in which an inclusive environment can be fostered.

NCDC members were delighted to receive the invite to this unique opportunity at HTAFC. During their tour of the stadium, students were able to access the grounds without the pressure of a busy match day and take an exclusive look behind the scenes at the hospitality boxes, the Boardroom, the dressing room and the pitch side to give them a complete understanding of how the Club works. The trip was led by Club Ambassador Andy Booth and HTAFC’s Disability Coordinator Isaac Keighley who shared more about HTAFC’s history.  Guests then enjoyed a multi-sport session and played a number of games with mascot Terry the Terrier.

As the UK’s leading organisation for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, the College works closely with Huddersfield Town FC to support the Club as they work towards achieving the Premier League Equality Standard.

Erika Montgomery, the College’s Diversity Manager says: “This was an amazing experience for members of our NCDC club and something they will never forget. We were delighted to be invited to take part in these celebrations which demonstrated how football is for all. We would like to extend our thanks to Andy Booth (Club Ambassador) and Isaac Keighley (Huddersfield Town Foundation’s Disability Coordinator) for leading the tour today, and including our students in their Inclusion Week events.”