10 Feb BOOTHY JOINS SPORTING MEMORIES PARTICIPANTS IN VIRTUAL SESSIONS
Since the turn of the year the Huddersfield Town Foundation’s Sporting Memories participants have been joined by a familiar face – Town Ambassador Andy Booth!
Boothy has been a regular participant of the twice-weekly virtual sessions, which use sport as a tool for social interaction and mental stimulation.
Aimed at those over 50, the scheme uses quizzes, games and videos as conversation starters and covers a range of sports, ensuring inclusivity for all.
Participants can contribute as much to the session as they wish and there is no obligation to attend every session – although you are more than welcome to do so!
Boothy, who scored 150 goals for Town before taking on an ambassadorial role upon his retirement, has been able to share plenty of stories and insight from his playing days at the club.
When asked how he has been finding the programme, Boothy said:
‘I’m really enjoying the Sporting Memories sessions, it’s not just about Huddersfield Town or even football – a lot of sports are bought into the mix!
It’s a fun, laid-back session and the hour always tends to fly by because of the quality of conversation and banter being thrown around.
We’d look forward to welcoming anybody who wishes to take part.”
Boothy’s involvement in Sporting Memories ties in well with the EFL’s Team Talk mental health campaign, launched in partnership with Mind.
Team Talk is designed help people stay connected and continue the conversation around Mental Health, ensuring people receive the support they require.
Sporting Memories sessions take place every Monday morning, 10.30-11.30am and on Friday afternoons, 1-2pm.
If you would like to take part in either of the sessions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
Evan can then provide assistance on how to join and use Microsoft Teams, should you need it, and of course send you the joining link.