Kirklees College and Huddersfield Town are celebrating their 10th year of partnership ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Kirklees College have been Town’s Official Education, Apprenticeship and Skills Training Partner since the 2010/11 season, making 2019/20 the 10th consecutive year in a row.

During the last 10 years, the partnership between the two has seen the college and the Football Club come together, using their expertise, to benefit the business community.

This is through the Huddersfield Town Enterprise Academy, which Kirklees College sponsors. Four elite, fully catered events are held per season and a selection of guest panellists are invited to speak and share their wealth of knowledge. Two of the events will be held at Kirklees College’s Landings 72 Restaurant and serviced the Hospitality and Catering students at the college.

As the partnership has grown over the years, the two organisations have found more ways of working together to benefit students, the club and the local community.

It will also see the sixth ‘Takeover’ game, which aims to give College students a valuable look into different areas of match day operations at Huddersfield Town as they plan for their future careers. The game also offers Town fans something a bit different in the build-up to the game, with previous years seeing students provide glitter tattoos, entertain the crowds with live music, keepy uppie competition as well as the opportunity to handle snakes, lizards, and cockroaches!

Huddersfield Town’s Senior Commercial Manager, Tracy Nelson, said:

“The college and Huddersfield Town are two of Huddersfield’s most iconic institutions in terms of the work they carry out to the benefit of the community and in bringing two stunning facilities to the town.

“We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our working relationship with the college and its staff for the past 10 years and I look forward to that furthering over the years to come.”

Lydia Butterworth, Head of Sales and Marketing at Kirklees College said:

“We have a very dynamic and collaborative partnership and are proud to be affiliated with Huddersfield Town.”

Kirklees College is proud to be the Huddersfield Town’s official partner. Businesses interested in joining the Huddersfield Town Enterprise Academy can join on LinkedIn and find out about future events and opportunities.

There are lots of other ways that businesses can work with college – contact Head of Sales and Marketing Lydia Butterworth on 01484 437 000 or email lbutterw@kirkleescollege.ac.uk to find out more.