Huddersfield Town’s ‘Terrier Spirit’ will reach the Middle East come December 2017, when HTAFC ‘Soccer School’ football camps will be held in Qatar.
The Town Foundation – the official registered charity of the football club – already runs football camps throughout Huddersfield and the local region, with the latest being earlier this month, and has now teamed up with Evolution Sports Qatar to extend the fun to the sovereign country.
Between Sunday 17 and Thursday 21 December 2017 inclusive, three Town Foundation coaches will be in Qatar to lead the fun-filled courses alongside the qualified Evolution Sports coaching staff, with each day running between 8am and 1pm.
Huddersfield Town’s Commercial Director – and Town Foundation Trustee – Sean Jarvis explained how the link with Evolution Sports came to fruition.
“For a few seasons now, the football club’s community wing has run successful football courses in the Guangdong Province of China thanks to our commercial partnership with the Fired-Up Group. Fired Up’s knowledge of the area was key to this working and we were honoured that the Huddersfield Town brand helped local children engage with sport in such a fun way.
“Our new arrangement with Evolution Sports will act like an extension of this for the charity, with the company’s local knowledge and the power of the football club’s name as a Premier League team working in tandem to help engage youngsters in active sport. That’s an incredibly worthy cause, whether it is in Huddersfield or Qatar.
“There’s no doubt that promotion to the Premier League has launched Huddersfield Town on a global scale and this is just one example of the worldwide scope that this football club now has. Our challenge at the Club is to ensure we identify the right opportunities.”
Evolution Sports General Manager, Tommy Westmoreland, added:
“As a Huddersfield lad, I am naturally delighted to be able to bring my hometown club to my adopted home of Qatar, where I founded Evolution Sports just over ten years ago.
“Huddersfield Town’s promotion to the Premier League has captured the imagination of football fans worldwide and the Club’s ten-point pledge of honesty, integrity, trust, commitment, quality, pride, respect, character, value and success are values to which we can all relate.
“To be able to facilitate a partnership with one of English football’s most successful clubs is something I am extremely proud of.”