The Huddersfield Town Foundation is excited to be kick starting its ‘Active Through Football’ (ATF) delivery with the appointment of a programme manager!

Active Through Football is a programme from Sport England, funded by the National Lottery, and delivered by the Football Foundation. Ryan Canadine will lead the delivery of the programme, which aims to increase activity levels of adults residing in Dewsbury.

It was announced earlier this year that the Town Foundation is heading a consortium that has been awarded £500,000 to deliver ATF.

The other organisations involved are Everybody Active, Kirklees Council, Yorkshire Sport Foundation and West Riding FA.

Ryan has a varied background having worked for Rotherham United’s charitable arm as a Sports Tutor, and more recently in the position of Health and Wellbeing Officer. He has also coached in the South Yorkshire club’s academy.

His new role will see him based in Dewsbury for the majority of his time, working to provide more opportunities for adults to play sport.

All sessions will be free of charge and will take place in community settings, ensuring that they are accessible to any and all.

As such, the Foundation is issuing a public call to residents, businesses and community groups of Dewsbury to get in touch today.

Ryan would love to work with you to understand what exactly it is you would like to do, what days/times would work best and how best he can spread the message to encourage greater participation.

He said:

“Active Through Football is a really exciting project, because it allows participants (people who live and work in Dewsbury) to shape it to their needs.

Whatever your age, background or ability levels I’d love to meet you for a chat and discuss how we can work together to create something that’s beneficial and long-standing.”

You can reach Ryan via email: or via mobile: 07741 671 593

About Active Through Football

Active Through Football is an exciting new programme from Sport England, funded by the National Lottery and delivered by the Football Foundation. The ambition of the programme is to increase activity levels and create sustained behaviour change.

Targeted revenue investment will be invested in areas successful with their Active Through Football application over the next five years, with an aim of increasing activity levels and creating lasting behaviour change in people aged 16+ from lower socio-economic groups.

Visit for more information on the Active Through Football programme.