ROBBIE HUNTER-PAUL is promising Huddersfield Giants fans a night to remember.
Huddersfield host Wigan Warriors at the Galpharm Stadium on Friday (8.00) in what promises to be a classic top-of-the-table Super League clash.
Wigan lead the second-placed Giants in the top-flight table on points difference at the halfway stage of the season.
That alone makes it a massive fixture.
But the Giants have also made the match their official Diamond Jubilee game, with a whole host of activities planned in order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation in style.
The theme is based around the number 60, with Giants chairman Ken Davy offering matchday admission of just £6 to anyone who lives at house No60 in the Kirklees area, any person born in 1952 or members of staff who work for a Huddersfield business established in 1952.
Celebrations on the night will include over 800 students from Kirklees schools performing street dance and cheerleading, along with a special ‘Haka’ performance with over 200 participants led by former New Zealand international Hunter-Paul (pictured).
Also on offer will be a brass band, giveaways and a Jubilee Cup Final junior game at half-time.
The dancers will start the entertainment from 7pm and in the build-up to kick-off when there will be a fireworks salvo, Big G will launch 60 signed rugby balls into the stands.
And Giants Business Development Hunter-Paul is confident the occasion will prove a big hit.
“We’ve put an enormous amount of entertainment support and community effort into this game and have identified it as a marquee match,” he said.
“That’s why we have branded it our official Jubilee game, and are putting so much emphasis on the No60, with so many generous offers based around it.
“And those who do turn up will be in for a treat, both on and off the field.
“Friday’s match will be one of the top sporting events of the weekend as we face the Warriors, who share joint leadership at the top of the Super League table, which means whoever takes the spoils on the evening will sit alone as undisputed league leaders.
“So this is a great chance to celebrate the Jubilee in fine fashion and support your local club.
“The boys have been preparing really well all week, and I know how determined they are to put on a show.
“It’s one of those occasions that really shouldn’t be missed!”