BRIGHOUSE Juniors Football Club is set to benefit both on and off the field over the coming seasons after announcing a new partnership with Huddersfield Town.
The Hove Edge club will not only have coaching lessons with Huddersfield legend Andy Booth, but the club partnership scheme will also see matchday experiences for players.
These include tours around the Galpharm Stadium, guards of honour as teams run out, a lap of the pitch, assisting the Huddersfield mascot before the game and taking part in the half-time entertainment.
Brighouse Juniors will also be helped off the pitch thanks to a cashback ticketing scheme.
Local clubs receive discounted tickets for selected games throughout the season where for every ticket sold by the club, they will receive a percentage of the ticket revenue which they can spend how they like.
In addition clubs can get a discount on their training and playing kit through the football club’s links with its kit supplier.
Brighouse Juniors chairman Ian Addy said: “Obviously a link with any professional club can only be a benefit to a non-professional team, but we’ve been thoroughly impressed with the involvement Huddersfield Town want with us.
“As anyone running junior sports teams will know, any help we can receive from professional outfits is appreciated and with Town offering benefits to us as an organisation, as well as the players, we’re delighted with the partnership.”
Huddersfield Town’s commercial director Sean Jarvis said: “We’re delighted to be forging these links with local organisations.
“As a community club, we’ve a duty to help out wherever we can and while our work with junior teams isn’t new, by bringing it under the banner of a ‘club partnership’ we can formalise the link as well as offering more than just cheap tickets and coaching,” he said.