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Young makes a return to Town.

FORMER Town centre half Alf Young returned to the club to rejoin the coaching staff.

Young, who had led Town out at Wembley as their captain for the 1938 FA Cup final against Preston North End, was confirmed as a full-time 'signing' by Town's board of directors.

It was a return 'home' for YoS ung who had been coaching in Denmark with first division club Esbjerg.

Young had already held a coaching post with Town after the end of a playing career that saw him join Huddersfield in 1927 from Durham City and he served Huddersfield until 1945 when he joined York City - He played for England nine times between 1932 and 1938, including the infamous 6-3 win against Germany in Berlin in 1938.

His first spell as a coach at Town ended under the managership of Andrew Beattie, before he went on to manager Bradford Park Avenue and then gained a great reputation in Denmark not only with Esbjerg, but also with Kege with whom he won promotion to the Danish first division at the first attempt.


* BACK IN TOWN: Former Town centre half Alf Young (left) at Leeds Road with players (from left) Ray Wood, Ken Taylor, Chris Balderstone and Brian Gibson (Examiner ref: Ex60.4069)
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Dec 6, 2011
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