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Eorl Crabtree Unveils New Sporting Mural For Huddersfield
Eorl Crabtree unveils a new sporting mural at The Zone in Huddersfield
Legendary Huddersfield Giants and England rugby league player, Eorl Crabtree, has unveiled a new ceramic mural created by school children and other community groups from across the Holme Valley.

The mural, which has a sporting theme, can be seen in the entrance to The Zone in Huddersfield, an indoor sports facility which provides a variety of opportunities for fitness and children's play areas.

The project involved older people from Holme Valley Sharing Memories working alongside pupils from Southgate School (formerly Lydgate Special School in Wooldale), adults with learning difficulties from The Bridgewood Trust in Armitage Bridge and adults recovering from mental health issues from Enfield Down in Honley.

They have been supported by ceramic artist Zoe Stainton, from Holmbridge, learning simple ceramic techniques to create a series of sporting figures.

Holme Valley Sharing Memories Project Manager, Sally Brown, said:

"Projects like this offer opportunities for young and old to work together in a positive environment which gives all the participants a sense of achievement.

"Everyone enjoyed sharing ideas for the design as we went along and it has given all the participants a real sense of achievement seeing their work on the wall of a public building."

Roger Darwin, Sports Zone Manager, commented:

"We are delighted to have the 'Sporting Memories and Sporting Futures' mural located within the Zone.

"The project was a great concept which offered opportunities for people of all ages to be involved. It is a fantastic piece of art and I am sure it will be well received".

The project has been funded by Creative Minds, Kirklees Council's Arts in the Neighbourhood programme, The One Community Foundation with support from The Zone.

Alex Feather, Creative Minds Development Co-ordinator, said:

"This has been a very collaborative project and we hope that people enjoy the mural for years to come."

Eorl Crabtree Unveils New Sporting Mural For Huddersfield, 22nd July 2017, 12:05 PM