Ryan Mather, Founder
Hello everyone my names Ryan and I am the founder of Proud Terriers. My role within the group involves various things as been head of the group I do bits of everything. I am very passionate about making the football atmosphere a more friendlier one and more accepting towards the LGBTQ+ community. I was brought up in a football family mainly from my Dads side and I have had a season ticket at town since I was small. A few years ago when I got a job it allowed me to go to away games so I now attend away matches as well following my beloved terriers up and down the country.
Hi. My name is Tony, my role within the group is administration and a little bit of everything as well. I’m a little late into following Huddersfield Town FC so im learning as I go along with Ryan and Matt’s help.
But like Ryan and his reason for setting up Proud Terriers, I think it’s time football like other sports have and accept that the LGBT+ community is here and it’s time football players were accepted especially whilst playing and not coming out when they retired from the game.
I did see Huddersfield Ladies play and I’m going to be attending the Rochdale match which will be my 2nd time I’ve seen Town play, my 1st time was when I was little at the old Leeds Road ground.
I have been involved with Proud Terriers since February 2019, assisting the team with social media channels which is my strong point. I wasn’t a huge fan of football until our founder Ryan taught me so much, he gave me all the knowledge about Huddersfield Town FC. I assisted the group with the website by adding the contents.
As a member of Proud Terriers, I cant wait to build up more experience. I can’t wait to see what I can do to help this group over the next few years. I am totally grateful for the opportunity to gain some great knowledge of LGBT football under the leadership of Ryan.
My name is Jake Le-Billon. I have recently joined the Proud Terriers although i am straight. I have been watching Huddersfield Town for a few years now whilst retaining a season ticket in that time and what attracted me to watch them was the enjoyable football, cheap and local. I recently joined Proud Terriers to help their movement in bringing equality to football for LGBTQ+ people as I believe firmly in that football should be enjoyable for everyone.
Hi my name is Thomas and my role in the group is to help the group producing content and I have supported town since I was born and been a season ticket holder for 7 years. Everyone should be treated equal and everyone should be nice and be respectful no matter what there sexuality is! I wanna do more to tackle homophobia in football and make it a more inclusive game.