Leeds United to show their support for Andy's Man Club at West Yorkshire derby with Huddersfield Town

Men's mental health support group Andy's Man Club has won the backing of Leeds United's top brass.

Wednesday, 4th March 2020, 10:27 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th March 2020, 10:45 am

The club was originally formed in early 2016 by Halifax rugby league player Luke Ambler after his brother-in-law, Andy Roberts, took his own life.

It has helped support more than 800 men across the country since it was set up.

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Leeds United's Victor Orta and Angus Kinnear holding an Andy's Man Club t-shirt. Copyright: other

Andy Wilson, 31, and his dad Neil, 59, visited the first Andy's Man Club group in Halifax three years ago after Andy’s personal struggles with his mental health.

The pair set up a Leeds branch, growing from nine attendees when they first started, to 80 this week.

Now Andy's Man Club has received a massive boost as Leeds United players will wear shirts emblazoned with their logo ahead of Saturday's home game against Huddersfield.

The Andy's Man Club Leeds Facebook page posted a picture of Leeds United's managing director Angus Kinnear and director of football Victor Orta holding up a club shirt.

A post on the page read: "Amazing news.

"At Saturday's home game against Huddersfield Town the players from Leeds United will be wearing Andy's Man Club t-shirts in the warm up!!

"Thanks so much to all at LUFC for this amazing gesture and awareness opportunity and to Victor Orta and Angus Kinnear for the photo!"