What Does HTSA Do?
Representing our shareholders and Town fans
- Whether it’s in person at the cabin (some folk may scoff, but it’s worth remembering that a lot of people don’t use the internet, and since many of our shareholders are elderly, we do get significant foot traffic), through our social media channels, or via our email accounts, we try our utmost to have our ears to the ground.
Lobbying the Club, governing bodies, and authorities on your behalf
- This is our most important role, and we do it in a number of ways. We meet with the club as often as possible, we send at least three delegates to all ATT meetings, we keep in touch with the SLO, we have a good working relationship with the Disabled Supporters Club, and we regularly bring issues that have been raised by supporters to the attention of the relevant authorities.
Helping you get to games
- As many of you will no doubt be aware, HTSA runs coaches to away matches. As a cooperative, we’re not trying to fleece you or turn a massive profit. We offer very reasonably priced travel (in fact, probably the cheapest around) on family-friendly coaches that cater to all supporters, including those with mobility issues. Our coach to Sheffield Wednesday, for instance, was £9 return; and we set such a low price to try and offset the cost of the £36 match day ticket.
Serving the community
- We’re always keen to help out with local charitable causes where we can and we’re pushing for the club to better represent the communities it serves. We’ve also invested a substantial amount of time and effort into the Huddersfield Town Museum Project, working with the club and other interested parties to preserve and promote the heritage of football in Huddersfield and the surrounding area.
Supporting the supporters trust movement
- As members of Supporters Direct, the Football Supporters’ Federation, and, more recently, Football Supporters Europe, we have a duty to defend the interests of all football fans. To that end, we’ve been actively engaged in the Safe Standing Campaign and the Twenty’s Plenty Campaign (this will be on the agenda at the next ATT meeting at our request), as well as Fair Cop, Kick It Out!, and Fans for Diversity.