By Joshua Robinson –
Huddersfield Town A.F.C. has launched their 2023/24 Umbro third kit, available to purchase online and in-store.
Huddersfield Town is delighted to launch their new third kit, manufactured by Umbro and sponsored by Utilita Giving, completing their collection of kits ahead of the new campaign.
Predominantly black, the kit features a multi-coloured neck, splitting down the middle. The famous Umbro double diamond is coloured in line with the woven embroidered Club crest, paired with the colour-matched Utilita Giving sponsor logo.
The shorts continue the all-black design, with a half ring of petunia and flame scarlet on the rear trim.
The reverse of the shirt remains in keeping with the previously released 2023/24 home and away kits, with the first of Huddersfield Town’s three stars emboldened to celebrate the first of the Club’s league title victories that make up the Thrice Championships.
Once again, the Club Partner SportsBroker logo sits below the stars, complete with all white names and numbers printed underneath.
Luke Cowan, Huddersfield Town Head of Retail, commented: “We have titled this kit launch the “Kit for the Community” and I’d like to thank Utilita Giving and the Huddersfield Town Foundation for their help in this.”
“It’s important that we continue to highlight the work that the Town Foundation does in our local community, and I know that Utilita Giving has been created to help those families who are struggling in the face of the ongoing Cost of Living Crisis, so it felt right that we use this kit launch to highlight these two charitable endeavours.”
The kit is available now both in-store and online via shop.htafc.com
North Huddersfield Trust School:
In a collaboration with the Huddersfield Town Foundation, Huddersfield Town was delighted to prominently feature students from North Huddersfield Trust School in the 2023/24 third kit launch.
Pupils who have been part of the Huddersfield Town Foundation’s music project at the North Huddersfield Trust School earned the opportunity to feature in the launch of the third kit, taking part in the photoshoot and providing the soundtrack to said launch.
As part of the youth programmes they deliver within the community, the Club’s official charity has explored new ways of hearing from the young people they work with.
In a pilot mini-project within the Premier League Kicks Programme, the Town Foundation and North Huddersfield Trust School worked together with local music artist Joel Simmy to deliver a series of spoken word, poetry, and lyric-writing workshops designed to help students find new ways of expressing their emotions.
For six weeks, the Foundation and Joel Simmy worked with students to upskill them with tools to effectively capture their views on different subjects close to them, touching on incidents from their local area, school, and their lives at home to collaborate on a piece that reinforces positivity and the opportunities available through hard work.
The workshops culminated in a session at Vibrations Recording Studio in Crosland Moor to record the track professionally, with each young person involved performing a verse of their own creation to the final piece. Simmy was a key figure in teaching the students rhythming techniques and adapting those to a beat, which was made by international music producer Josh Harris Beats.
The project has helped the students to realise their potential by showing them what is achievable through belief, determination, and endeavour. To celebrate this achievement, the impactful song they created is what can be heard as the soundtrack for the launch of the brand-new third kit.
In the picture at the top of the page, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with First Team players: Michał Helik, Sorba Thomas and Jaheim Headley alongside Huddersfield Town Women stars Ria Montgomery and Beth Stanfield.
Some of the pupils involved in the workshops and final track also feature in the 2023/24 third kit photoshoot.
Ash Hinds, Huddersfield Town Foundation’s Premier League Kicks Coordinator, has delivered the project throughout and she was overwhelmed with its outcome, commenting: “I think we massively achieved everything we aimed for.”
“It was about digging deep and giving the kids that space to understand what they wanted to rap or sing about to help them to keep on track.”
“It has been something that we thought we could only dream about, and we had one of the lads say, ‘No one ever thinks about me because I am a naughty kid’, so now that we can give them another opportunity where we can get them in the brand new third kit and have their photo taken is overwhelming.”
Joel Simmy has been instrumental in bringing all the musical elements together for the project, adding: “I don’t think anyone thought that this project would expand as far as this where the Club wants to support the music project and the local area.”
“It is a big confidence booster for this community and for them to see that the environment that they grow up in is supporting them to grow up and be better – this is what we wanted the workshop to be about in giving them a judgement-free zone where they can be themselves.”
Fighting the cost-of-living crisis takes centre stage in the launch of the Terriers’ new third kit for the 2023/24 campaign.
Principal partner Utilita has donated the front of shirt to its charitable arm – Utilita Giving – to raise awareness of fuel and food poverty across West Yorkshire and beyond.
Utilita Giving’s logo will feature on the front of the black ‘Kit for the Community’, with a multicoloured trim design of petunia, flame scarlet and French blue.
Underlining the theme of the kit, Utilita Giving will donate £2 to the Club’s Huddersfield Town’s Foundation for every shirt sold. All the money raised will be ringfenced to pay for the distribution of 6,000 breakfasts to local schoolchildren in need.
Utilita Giving was set up to support people in fuel and food poverty across England, Scotland and Wales. From helping households with fuel support payments, to providing community groups with low-cost cooking equipment, to supporting the most vulnerable in their area – they work closely with several national and community foodbank charities and have strong relationships with both National Energy Action and Energy Action Scotland.
Keira Meadus at Utilita Giving commented: “I’m delighted we’re able to work so closely with both the Club and the Foundation to support local families in fuel and food poverty – and we’re proud to see our name on the front of the ‘Kit for the Community!’”
Sizes and Pricing:
Adult – Shirt: £50 / Shorts: £30 / Socks: £16
Ladies – Shirt: £50
Junior – Shirt: £40 / Shorts: £25 / Socks: £14
As squad numbers have now been confirmed, you can now get your replica Umbro shirts customised ahead of the 2023/24 season with the name and number of your favourite player.
Printing and customisation will be available with white letters and numbers.
Name printing – £6
Number printing – £6
Sky Bet Championship sleeve badge – £3
Town Shop Open Hours:
Monday to Friday: 10am–4pm
Third Kit Launch:
You can view the third kit launch video here, featuring a song written and performed by the North Huddersfield Trust School students themselves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EwFeeMTy6E
You can visit the Huddersfield Town A.F.C. website here: https://www.htafc.com/