The Spirit of Huw Thatcher award will be held for 1 year by the winner who will have his/her name engraved on it. It will be a returnable trophy but with a minature for the winner to keep for the under 15 age group at Hepworth every year and will be separate to the the Players’ and Coaches’ players of the year awards. It will be awarded every year to an under 15 player. The first award was won by George (big) Richardson.
There have been a number of incredibly moving and sometimes desperate days over the last 8 weeks. Today was a day that was incredibly fulfilling as well as moving. A group of us raised £531 at the Folk Festival over the weekend of 7th and 8th May, and we want to thank the generosity of the people in Holmfirth. But mostly we want to thank the friends (young and less young) of Huw and the rest of his family for their inventiveness and efforts over the weekend.
Yesterday (6th May) the Hepworth United and Brighouse Town 15 year olds re-played the abandonded fixture of 13th March. It was a fantastic game, which Town edged 7-5. Both teams played some great football, and were pleased to see Town’s big centre forward (Matt Wensley) who Huw marked in matches for 7 years, recover from a nasty looking knee injury. Matt is a great player and sportsman in the widest sense. Hepworth as usual played with a great spirit and as a true team. Sean’s penalty and celebration was a highlight, in the same way that other Hepworth goal scorers have done themselves proud in recent weeks. The stoppers and providers have done equally well and here is a happy memory from early 2010 from Hepworth’s last line of defence; Will Clowes the keeper who also had a great game last night. Read more
Thanks to Geoff Lee of 360 innovation Huw now has a Huw Thatcher Trust logo. Geoff is such a good friend of the family and we are really pleased with the logo. There is also an A4 flyer, an A3 poster and a sponsorship form. All these are as below. Please feel free to use any of them in any promotion or fundraising work.
Kirkburton Middle School held an incredibly successful non-uniform day on Tuesday 17th May in aid of the Trust. Sue Charlesworth set this up – her son Thomas Bull was a good friend of Huw’s and the Charlesworth’s were all fond of Huw. James Charlesworth is a dedicated coach at Hepworth Under 15s and the whole family have been very moved by what happened to Huw. They have reacted with class; James is part of Team Huw, Tom will be involved in some of the charity work and thanks to Sue, the staff and pupils for making the non uniform day possible in Huw’s memory.
It’s June 1998 and Huw is staying with Auntie Carol, Uncle Rob and their children – Johnny and Michael for a few days. Michael is nearly 6 years old, Johnny is 4, and Huw 2 and a half. Read more