Since the turn of the year, the Huddersfield Town Foundation has proudly delivered the reminiscence programme known as Sporting Memories virtually.
Taking place twice-weekly, the sessions give participants the chance to meet like-minded people, share stories and enjoy some social interaction that they may not otherwise be afforded.
One regular attendee is Paul, a lifelong Town fan who joined the programme to compensate for the loss of interaction with other supporters on a match day.
Paul and his fellow attendees will often be joined by Town legend and ambassador Andy Booth, giving an extra level of insight into his career and the club as a whole.
On the positive impact of the programme, Paul said: “These sporting memories sessions have become a regular treat and valuable distraction from all that’s been happening in the world.
“Discussion often extends to other sports and opinions offered on a variety of world issues, putting the world to rights can be very cathartic.”
Kayleigh Catford, Yorkshire Project Coordinator at the Sporting Memories Foundation, said: “It’s brilliant to see that not being able to meet face-to-face over the last year hasn’t stopped the Huddersfield Town Foundation supporting participants.
“The club has gone from strength to strength, the volunteers have really embraced the Sporting Memories concept.”
The Town Foundation’s virtual Sporting Memories sessions take place 10.30am-11.30am every Monday and 1pm-2pm every Friday on Microsoft Teams.
Anybody over the age of 50 is welcome to attend and you don’t need to be a Town fan. For more information contact Evan Hall on email@example.com or 07741 671 599.