The contemporary painting captures a moment in time as legendary manager Neil Warnock quietly celebrated Huddersfield Town’s ‘great escape.’

Relegation from the Championship seemed a certainty last season when Warnock arrived yet he turned near disaster into a triumph.

Now an iconic image of Warnock heading back to the changing rooms inside the John Smith’s Stadium has been turned into a stunning work of art by Royal artist Richard Gower.

Commissioned by former Huddersfield Town chairman Prof Graham Leslie CBE, one of the driving forces behind the creation of the John Smith’s Stadium, a limited number of prints are now on sale to raise money for the Huddersfield Town Foundation and the Leslie Sports Foundation.

All funds raised will be shared on a 50:50 basis to help the Town Foundation tackle the consequences of inequality by providing positive opportunities and support to the community of Kirklees alongside the Leslie Sports Foundation.

Graham said: “As an ex-chairman of Huddersfield Town, founder chairman of Kirklees Stadium Development Ltd and president of the Leslie Sports Foundation, I’m an avid supporter of sport within our community.

“I saw the photo of Neil and asked a great friend of mine, local and Royal artist Richard Gower, to recreate it in a painting to capture such a special moment.

“I’m delighted he did this and that we can sell the prints to raise money to help two great causes do more work locally. 

“I’m so grateful to Neil for giving his blessing to this project. People really can own a piece of sporting history.”

Town Foundation chief executive Siobhan Atkinson said: “The print is beautiful and really captures a true moment of HTAFC history.

“I’m hoping that Town fans will want to snap these up and we will quickly then be able to use the funds raised to do more work across our community at a time when support is really needed.

“Keeping our breakfast clubs going is essential but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to raise funds and innovative opportunities like this are fantastic.

“I’m really grateful to Richard Gower and Graham Leslie for their contribution to this fundraiser.”

It’s not the first time that Richard and Graham have teamed up in this way. Back in 2017 Richard was commissioned by Graham to paint the moment Christopher Schindler scored the penalty which saw Huddersfield Town promoted to the Premier League.

Signed prints were sold to raise money for the Town Foundation, the Leslie Sports Foundation and the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

Only 100 prints of the Warnock painting have been produced and each one is signed by the artist along with a letter of authenticity. Those purchasing can also request for Neil Warnock’s signature to be added to the print.

The prints cost £105 and are on sale now. For those wanting to get their prints framed See It Now Sports have offered to frame the prints for an additional £75. To access this framing offer please contact See It Now Sports via email

To buy a print and own a piece of Town history while helping two great causes CLICK HERE.