Huddersfield Town Renews Partnership with Local Fitness Brand

October 4, 2013

Championship club Huddersfield Town FC have revealed they have extended their partnership with Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL) for the fourth consecutive year in a new three-year deal.

The leading local health and fitness brand, drugs which manages 12 centres across the Kirklees area, look has figured at the forefront of Town’s community promotion activity in recent years through its ‘KAL Kickers’ children’s football courses, allergy children’s birthday parties and its sponsorship of Terry the Terrier.

As part of the new deal Huddersfield Town and KAL are developing a major Football Development Scheme targeting 6-16 years called ‘KAL Football Performance’. This will see up to 500 young footballers receiving high quality football coaching from professionally qualified coaches in close collaboration with Town’s Academy.

Huddersfield Town’s Head of Football Operations Ross Wilson, said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with KAL. This will allow our Academy to further extend its footprint across the region and that can only be good for us as we continue to develop and grow.

“Mark Lillis and I will ensure that as a Club we monitor all of the centres through our Academy scouting department, headed by Bryan Glover.”

Damian Ives, Football Development Officer for KAL added: “It’s great news that KAL will be continuing the partnership with Huddersfield Town.

“With FA Chairman Greg Dyke’s recent high-profile statement about the future success of the national team, it’s a great opportunity to be doing something towards the future of the national game at a local level.

“We now have a new pathway for young footballers in Kirklees starting from three year-old beginners attending ‘KAL Pre-Kickers’ right through now to the elite side of the game with ‘KAL Football Performance’, with the possibility of progressing through to Huddersfield Town’s Academy.

“This is a fantastic and exciting opportunity for children across Kirklees to receive high quality advanced training in what will be a great environment.”