For the third successive season, Kirklees College students got an insight into the inner workings of a Huddersfield Town match day at the ‘Takeover’ game against Newcastle United on 4 March 2017.
The ‘Takeover’ game aims to give the College’s students a valuable look into different areas of match day operations at the Club as they plan for their future careers, whilst offering Town fans a little something different in the build-up to the game.
In the Fantastic Media Family Stand, children and their parents were met by snakes, lizards and cockroaches thanks to Kirklees College’s Animal Care team!
Students assisted the team in the Stadium Superstore on one of the busiest match days of the season, whilst pupils from the Public Service course helped to welcome fans alongside the courtesy and safety stewards – handing out special blue and white jelly beans to supporters!
Sport students assisted Town’s ‘Football in the Community’ staff in putting on fun activities for kids in front of the Revell Ward Stand too.
In the hospitality areas, such as Town’s prestigious White Rose Club, students from the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy were on hand to sell bespoke items such as clothing, bath bombs and more before three were selected to be interviewed in the Ray Wilson Suite.
Process manufacturing students also networked with guests in the White Rose Club, promoting apprenticeships and giving out chocolate treats!
June Durrant, Kirklees College’s Deputy Principal, was also interviewed in the White Rose Club about the ‘Takeover’ day and apprenticeships.
During the game, students from the Media department shadowed the Club’s Marketing & Communications team in the press box – having helped to design the promotional match poster in the weeks ahead of kick-off.
The half-time interval also featured an exciting display from the College’s Performing Arts students in front of the Britannia Rescue Stand.
Huddersfield Town’s Senior Commercial Manager Tracy Nelson commented:
“I believe the third annual Kirklees College ‘Takeover’ game was another success, for both the College’s students and Huddersfield Town supporters.
“The activities that the Kirklees College students provided added to the match day experience for our fans, whilst also giving them valuable insight into the inner workings of the football club.
“I’d like to thank Jason Taylor, Stephen Khabra and Vicky Dacre from Kirklees College, who worked with the Club to put the ‘Takeover’ game together.”