KEN DAVY is urging the public to celebrate a `festival of sport' at the McAlpine this weekend as he reveals a rugby league twist to his new Town board.
Having rescued Town from closure, Mr Davy will be among a hoped-for five-figure crowd to mark Peter Jackson's return as manager against Cambridge on Saturday (3.00).
The following day, he is hoping many of those same fans will back the Giants as they hunt a sixth consecutive home win and a possible Brandon Costin Super League tryscoring record against Widnes (5.30).
"We want to celebrate Town's big kick-off because, not too long ago, there was a very real danger there would be no big kick-off to celebrate," said Mr Davy, who is among a five-man soccer board which so far has no chairman.
"The club was close to the brink, but we can now celebrate the return of Town and the resurgence of the Giants, who are seeking a sixth straight home win.
"Come on down! That is the message to the people of Huddersfield because we have got something the whole community can enjoy and participate in; a real festival of sport. What a weekend it is going to be!"
Along with Mr Davy, the Town board includes Elland business chief Martin Byrne, accountant Roger Armitage of Mazars, club chief executive Andrew Watson and the Giants chief executive Ralph Rimmer.
There is no place for Norwegian Vidar Fossdal and it is unclear whether he will remain involved.
"A decision is yet to be made on who will be chairman," said Mr Davy, who has penned the `chairman's notes' for Saturday's programme.
"Ralph Rimmer will join the football board because the synergy of the two great clubs based at the stadium is very important to us. This is an opportunity for Ralph and Andrew Watson to work together to take both clubs forward for the benefit of everyone concerned."
Town today completed the signing of Lee Fowler on a three-month loan from Coventry, and the 20-year-old has waived a substantial four-figure match-by-match appearance fee just to fall within Town's budget.
"I think Lee will be just as big an influence on the team and the fans as Darren Bullock and his commitment is fantastic," said Jackson, who is a guest with Terry Yorath at the Patrons tonight (8.00), after the Association's 7.30 annual meeting in the banqueting suite.
"Lee has trained with us throughout, it killed him that he couldn't play against Sunderland and Wrexham and he has foregone a lot of money just for the opportunity to sign for us."
Nathan Clarke is back in training.