Huddersfield Giants Community Trust organises weekly meetings for sports fans, especially of Huddersfield Giants and Rugby League to share their memories over years gone by.
We are dedicated to bring older adults together to share their passion – the love of sport!
HGCT recognises that older adults may struggle from isolation, low confidence, dementia or ill-health. With a keen focus to help combat this we use the power of sport to create an atmosphere that can bring happy and good memories through reminiscence.
Using memorabilia, photos, positive recollections from Huddersfield Giants or local community clubs we use these tools to start conversations, share memories, provide enjoyment and make new friendships.
We get together every Thursday at 11am. Designed for an informal approach, the sessions are led by you and others where you share talking points to discuss.
A free session to attend, with no commitment needed we get together every Thursday at 11am.
Currently due to the pandemic sessions are held virtually via the online portal zoom, but once restrictions allow they will become weekly fixtures at our home, The Zone.
HGCT is always on the lookout for volunteers that could either help facilitate or support the sessions. We’d love to hear from you if you may be interested.
Alternatively you can use the meeting ID number: 937 2595 5614
You can register your interest or if you have any queries/ you’d like to supply imagery to be added to the weekly presentation please email email@example.com
Great relationships with the children which promote mutual respect, clear boundaries and great behaviour for learning. Clear structure to the lessons with appropriate teaching points, plenary and vocabulary. I can see clear progress in terms of skills, techniques, confidence and understanding. Acts on feedback throughout the lesson from me and his own formative assessment.
Dan Gough, Heaton Avenue
PE lessons and support in PE lessons are great! Children are enjoying lunchtime clubs. Good relationships with children - building relationships. Sharing tickets to the rugby games with the children and encouraging them to try to watch different sports. The sessions during the breakfast club are extremely engaging and the majority of children who chose to go outside to take part in Jordan’s sessions they are also very fun based and extremely inclusive so all abilities can take part successfully., Jordan is always punctual and is pleasant with the children.
Tracey Dell, Head Teacher, Crossley Fields Junior and Infants School
Becky is amazing her delivery is great. She has a great rapport with the children. Her sessions are engaging and fun and she's teaching my staff a thing or two about sports delivery. All in all, we could not be happier.
Louise Brown, Head Teacher, Headfield Juniors
Rebecca has been brilliant in school. Her management in club time is fantastic and coping with Autistic and ADHD children in sessions as well. Her planning, activity organisation and management, as well as knowledge of the children, and rapport with everyone has been so professional we couldn't have asked for more. The children have really enjoyed all the sessions.
Debbie Douglas, Head Teacher, Saville Town
The sessions so far have been really good and exciting. Teaching staff have mentioned how engaged the children are and how happy they have been the way the lessons have been delivered. The school has been happy with the confidence of the person delivering the lessons as well as their knowledge and professionalism. It has helped teachers working alongside to gain ideas and development in their own practice. Overall the school has been very happy with the delivery of the sessions as well as the person (Jordan) delivering them. Thank You!
Nadeem Sarwar, PE Coordinator Spring Grove
Duane was brilliant, the children loved the sessions, as did the teachers he worked with. One teacher said, "I now feel skilled enough to deliver rugby to my class." The sessions were pitched at the correct level for different ages and the pace and behaviour management were excellent. Here's to next years sessions!
Dave Spencer, Hillside Primary School
James is doing an amazing job at Bruntcliffe. He teaches four very different groups throughout the day and is adaptable in his teaching. He has fit in with the team very well and the students are responding very well to his teaching.
Chris Lindley, Head of Physical Education, Bruntcliffe Academy
Duane's delivery of Sky Try Rugby was fantastic. The children left with a wealth of knowledge on the sport - the have even practised what they have learnt in the playground too. His behaviour management was fantastic and the children responded well to everything he taught. Each one of them made a progression each week. Overall it was loved by all children! We would love it if you could come back again next year!
Miss M Brook, Teacher, Berry Brow