Heritage Mural: HTSA teams up with Peter O'Toole and the Club
We're pleased to reveal that we have worked with the club, Cowshed Loyal, and local artist Peter O'Toole to bring a new mural to the South Stand, which is sponsored by Magic Rock Brewing.
A celebration of Huddersfield Town and its fans, the mural has been given a permanent home within the South Stand, greeting fans through the turnstiles as they make their way to their seats via the external concourse.
Illustrated by Peter O’Toole, the design depicts key points from the club’s history alongside references to more contemporary scenes, such as celebrations in the stand of the Cowshed Loyal and a touching tribute to former Town player Jordan Sinnott.
Commenting on the installation of the mural, Alice Broome from the HTSA Board said:
“We’re pleased to have played a small part in bringing this wonderful mural to the stadium. With so many important centenaries approaching, and so much planned to celebrate them, we wanted to make sure that the contribution made by fans was marked, too.
Peter is an incredibly talented artist, not to mention a massive Town fan, so we were keen for him to be involved. He’s done a brilliant job, as expected. We’d also like to thank the club for championing the idea. Hopefully this is the first of many!”
Illustrator and Town fan Peter O’Toole added:
“It was really nice to work with the fans to inject some creativity into this part of the Magic Rock Brewing Stand. I hope all of the fans like how it has turned out!”
Finally, the Cowshed Loyal commented:
“The mural encapsulates the passion we show for our club. It is a great start to bringing more colour and culture to the south stand and the stadium.”
Note: The iconic photo of the Cowshed exterior depicted in the mural was taken by Town fan Dean Ball.