Universities Back Bradford (Park Avenue) On Non-League Day

Photo: John Rhodes

Bradford (Park Avenue) were supported by two of Yorkshire’s universities during yesterday’s defeat to Kidderminster Harriers.

Our friends at the University of Bradford visited the Horsfall Stadium, whilst students from the University of Huddersfield also travelled to support the club.

The University of Huddersfield are in the process of establishing a non-league society and its members supported Mark Bower’s side yesterday.

The University of Bradford are leading a campaign to provide Mark Bower’s side with more support and the university’s Director of Internal Affairs Mark Garratt told us why he is spearheading it:

“Back on the August bank holiday, myself and my son, Matt, came to watch as there were no league games on. When we visited, I was taken aback by the history of the club. Bradford City have a big fanbase of 20,000 supporters and when I spoke to a Bradford (Park Avenue) supporter, he said that the club only have 300 supporters. I couldn’t help but think that that was bonkers. 

“I got in contact with the club and suggested that we should lead a campaign to get staff and students from the University of Bradford involved.

“It’s not just about getting students and staff involved, though. It’s about creating a connection on many levels. I’ve spoken to a director about getting our students involved in the community part of the club.”

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