FAMILY security was at the heart of utility back Stuart Donlan's decision to leave Huddersfield for Castleford.
The 28-year-old has signed for the relegated Tigers on a two-year full-time contract.
The Giants had offered him a new one-year deal which would have kept him at the Galpharm for a fourth season.
But Donlan felt the offer from the National League I club was far more appealing.
"The Giants knew how much I wanted to stay, and with the way I had finished the season I was hoping they would make me a good offer," revealed Donlan, pictured below.
"Unfortunately, with the way the Giants' plans were coming together, the best they could offer me was a new one-year deal.
"I was disappointed about that. I was hoping my performances would have given me two more years.
"I was desperate for a contract of that length to guarantee a bit more security for my young family.
"But Castleford came in with just what I wanted and it was hard to resist.
"I'm looking forward to the challenge of getting the Tigers back into Super League."
But at the same time Donlan admits it is hard to be leaving the Giants.
"I've really enjoyed my time at the club, and I would like to thank the fans and the club for their support over the years," he added.
"To have played in a Challenge Cup final is something I'll never forget.
"That's obviously my fondest memory.
"But in my first year at the club, I remember we were top of Super League for the first few weeks, and there are not that many players who can say something like that!"