School Partnership Programme

The Schools Partnership Programme engages local schools in the community to achieve a shared objective of promoting healthy lifestyles

At Huddersfield Giants Community Trust we have a vision of how we would like the future to look within Kirklees and the surrounding communities.

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Lois Heaton

Cheerleading & Gymnastics Development Officer

Lois has worked for HGCT in Cheerleading and Gymnastics since she was 16 years old! She started her coaching journey from the age of 12, supporting as a voluntary Junior Coach in weekly classes and also enabling her to gain her qualifications to become a Cheerleading and Gymnastics coach. After completing college she became a full-time member of the team.

Lois has also been a member of the Giants Elite competitive cheerleaders since 8 years old. She is now coaching the younger athletes in hopes that they follow in her footsteps.

Interesting fact: In February 2023 Lois completed a skydive in memory of her Grandad raising over £300 for Kirkwood Hospice.

Her bubbly and friendly character makes her a great asset to the team.

Hannah Broome

Partnership Schools Officer

Hannah has great experience coaching in primary education for over 7 years. She has a varied knowledge and background of all sports from football through to wheelchair hockey. She is an active and outgoing individual who enjoys all sports either socially or taking part.

Though her speciality is Cheerleading and Gymnastics, having obtained the Level 2 Award. Dancing since she was 4 years old, her passion for these sports has led to her to compete in the Giants Elite team and support and coach the younger teams.

Hannah hopes she can inspire younger girls to participate in sport, becoming a role model that unfortunately she did not see growing up.

Interesting fact: Hannah competed at Bridlington Universals with her team ‘Earlsheaton Starlites’. She was the leader of the team for Pom claiming 3rd place for the first time in nine years.

Becky Colwell

Partnership Schools Officer

Becky is a recent graduate, with a Master of Arts in Physical Education and Youth Sport. A sports fanatic, she enjoys most sports but started playing Ruby from the age of 16. With her coaching qualification in Rugby League, external to her commitments with HGCT, she is now Head Coach of Emley Moor Girls u14 team.

Becky enjoys working in the community to help everyone become more active and fulfil a healthy lifestyle.

Interesting fact: In the summer of 2018 Becky travelled the south of Sri Lanka with World Challenge working with their communities.

Jacob Holmes

Rugby League Development Officer

Jacob started coaching from the age of 16 with Huddersfield New College, finding his passion very early on.

He has worked with Huddersfield Giants Community trust for a collective of 4 years. From coaching in primary schools to the Huddersfield Giants scholarship, assistant of the Women’s Super League team, Head Coach of the Under 19s women and Head of the Huddersfield Giants Education team. 

Jacob has a huge drive to provide as many opportunities for boys and girls to take part in sport and Rugby League, while supporting their development to be the best they can be!

Interesting fact: Jacob lived in China for 2 years teaching English and Rugby to young students.


Our high- quality delivery will help support your pupils by by improving; their mental and physical health and wellbeing, increase concentration and educational attainment, boost mood as well as creating healthy habits and positive interest for life.

Our School Partnership Programme is to build strong working relationships with local schools dedicated to proactively promoting the health and well-being of pupils and their families. In practice this sees dedicated Huddersfield Giants Partner Schools Officers based within Partner Schools for one or more days a week throughout the school year. This allows our Officers to build strong positive relationships with staff and pupils.

Delivery is bespoke on a school by school basis to best meet the needs of each Partner School through mutually planning and agreeing an engaging and inspiring plan of delivery.

Your qualified, DBS checked and dedicated Partner Schools Officer will be highly skilled to deliver outstanding PE lessons in Rugby League, Cheerleading, Gymnastics and/or Multi-Sports, meeting the National Curriculum guidelines for Physical Education:

  • Children will develop new skills and understand how and when to use them
  • Children will enjoy improving their physical abilities and performance
  • Children will understand the importance of being more active
  • Children will have the opportunity to watch live sport and meet role models which can raise sporting aspirations

The Schools Partnership Programme offers a variety of additional benefits, with just a few highlighted below:

  • Teacher CPD guide
  • Huddersfield Giants player appearances
  • Exclusive invitations to Huddersfield Giants match days and events
  • Access to our home, The Zone facilities.
  • Stadium tours of the John Smiths Stadium (home of the Huddersfield Giants)
  • Community club connections for your children to participate in further sport
  • Certificate of achievement for each child

To find out more or to secure your school as a Partner School please contact Head of Sport, Lauren Buckley on

In our customers words

We have found the sports coaches to always be enthusiastic, professional and keen to be involved in our school life. They have quickly developed a good rapport with our pupils and staff, delivering high quality PE skills. We feel that the partnership offers excellent value for money, with skilled staff working in partnership with us to develop pupil confidence and skills across a range of sports. The programme enables us to use sports coaches as positive role models for young people, within sport and literacy. We are keen to engage a greater amount of pupils into a variety of regular sporting activities both across the school and at lunchtimes. With the range of rewards available through the programme we feel pupils will also be greater engaged and gain a lifelong enthusiasm for sporting activities.

Cathy Hampshire, Head of School, Scissett CE Academy

In our customers words

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

In our customers words

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, Headteacher, Saville Town

In our customers words

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, Headfield Juniors

In our customers words

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

In our customers words

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, Headteacher, Crossley Fields Junior and Infants School

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