Huddersfield chairman to cycle to Wembley ahead of play-off final

Date published: Monday 22nd May 2017 12:18

Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle and wife Janet will cycle to Wembley ahead of the Terriers’ Championship play-off final against Reading.

The feat will be an attempt to fund tickets and transport for underprivileged fans.

The Terriers take on Reading in the capital and the Hoyles plan to cycle the 200-mile journey under the Town Foundation banner to raise money for 200 local people to attend the game.

“Football is quite unique in its ability to bring people of different backgrounds together and the play-off final gives Huddersfield Town a huge opportunity to make an impact on this front,” Hoyle said.

“I’ve been really inspired by the work that has been carried out in our area by the More In Common charity, setup in honour of Jo Cox.

“As Jo now famously said: ‘We have more in common than that which divides us’.

“I completely agree and think that, by raising money, we can take around 200 Huddersfield people from all different backgrounds to the game together as one for a day to remember.

“Nobody should be marginalised or disadvantaged on the basis of their identity.

“That is not what Huddersfield Town is about and I want to illustrate that on the greatest stage of all, Wembley. I hope the community gets behind this idea and helps to create something special.”

The Hoyles completed the same charity bike ride for the Terriers’ League One play-off final win in 2012 and also raised money to take local children to Old Trafford for the League One play-off final in 2011.

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