DELIGHTED Giants general manager Richard Thewlis believes everything is falling into place behind the scenes to guarantee a highly successful Super League X campaign.
While the No1 priority remains the rest of this season, Thewlis admits that his club's plans for 2005 are already at an advanced stage, with the hope the Giants will hit the ground running.
The process got under way almost immediately top-flight survival had been secured.
And Thewlis is hoping the strategy will reap its reward.
"We're miles in front of where we have been before," he said.
"We're delighted with the way things are falling into place, and hopefully it means the club as a whole will start next season in the best shape ever.
"The aim is to leave nothing to chance and ensure all our preparations are undertaken as thoroughly as possible."
A major part of the behind-the-scenes process includes tying up major new sponsorship deals for what promises to be the most competitive Super League season ever.
Already committed to the cause are this year's principal sponsors Microworld, who have today signed a new two-year sponsorship extension.
The deal will see the Microworld logo on the reverse of both the principal and alternative strips for 2005 and 2006.
Added Thewlis: "To have already got Microworld back on board is a huge achievement at this stage.
"Microworld are a rapidly expanding firm and must be one of the town's most exciting and innovative companies.
"Their initial foray into rugby league and the Giants has proved very worthwhile, and the natural progression for their brand awareness was to move onto both shirts next season after initially just being on the claret and gold strip for 2004.
"As we look to build the Giants into one of the top sides in the world, it is vital to have the support of local businesses.
"In Microworld MD Craig Thompson we have the backing of a man who shares our vision for the future."