Thanks to the generosity of Middlesbrough midfielder Matt Crooks, the Huddersfield Town Foundation was able to give 11 children the chance to be a Club mascot in the Sky Bet Championship match between the two sides on Monday 18 April.

Middlesbrough were raising awareness of the Jordan Sinnott Foundation Trust, a charity set up following the tragic passing of the Town Academy graduate in 2020.

Crooks, who was a close friend of Jordan and is now a Trustee of the charity, kindly purchased 44 tickets to be split between the Town Foundation and MFC Foundation.

The places were filled by Year 6 students at two schools that are enrolled on the Town Foundation’s Premier League Primary Stars programme – Moldgren Community Primary School and St John Junior & Infant School in Golcar.

The group left from the John Smith’s Stadium and travelled to the Riverside, where on arrival they had a walk around the stadium and saw the players arrive on the team coach.

When walking out with the players ahead of kick-off the children wore shirts bearing the number 25 on the back, a nod to Sinnott’s squad number at Town.

The match finished 2-0 to the Terriers, with second-half goals from Naby Sarr and Jordan Rhodes securing a vital three points in the race for promotion.

The Town Foundation would like to place on record its thanks to Matt Crooks and everybody at the Jordan Sinnott Foundation for providing this opportunity.

You can find out more about their work via their website or Twitter page.

As mentioned, the Town Foundation delivers the Premier League Primary Stars programme to a range of local primary schools.

Staff can tailor the package to your school needs, whether that be Staff CPD, targeted interventions in Maths, English and PSHE, PE teacher support or a mixture of all three.

CLICK HERE to here from current schools about the positive the programme has had on students and staff alike.

If you would like to hear more ahead of the 2022/23 academic year, please contact Primary Stars Manager Christina Cawtheray in the first instance: christina.cawtheray@htafcfoundation.com.