Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association column

THE Heritage Project is going from strength to strength.

THE Heritage Project is going from strength to strength.

Fifty people have now been interviewed, with their comments in the process of being transcribed for inclusion on the website.

An example of what you can expect, read what Maurice Oldroyd (an original founder member of BARLA) had to say. Truly fascinating.

Of particular note, and also causing quite a stir, are the two sets of cards depicting past and present players:

Set 1 is a Heritage Set of Huddersfield players through the club’s history. This includes the 21 players from the club's Hall of Fame, plus a further 29 greats.

Set 2 contains current and recent professional players who began their careers at one of Huddersfield’s amateur clubs.

These are unique in the world of not only rugby, but, we think, sport as a whole.

Each set will cost a mere £5 and already people are reserving them.

The cards are almost ready to be launched and it is anticipated they will sell out very quickly.

So, if you want one or both sets and would like to be informed of their release, please complete the form on the website.

For the second time the website has been mentioned.

In four short months it has grown into a vast collection of photographs, programmes, year books, testimonial brochures and much, much more. It really is worth a browse – but only so long as you have a few hours spare!

Visit the site www.HuddersfieldRLHeritage.co.uk.

Last Friday it was our annual pre-season meal. Despite all the threats of a white-out, a near-capacity crowd savoured the delights of the Marimonte restaurant on Viaduct Street. A full report and photographs will appear on HGSA’s website.

And on Sunday, February 10 and ahead of the Giants’ first home Super League XVIII game of the season against London Broncos, there’s a Junior Disco in the John Smith’s Stadium Fantastic Media Suite at 1.00pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult and entry is free!

Then on Sunday, March 3, there will be a ‘Sporting Memories’ match, specifically aimed at capturing people’s past memories of the game and also to promote awareness of dementia.

And the following day (Monday, March 4) a fans forum is being held from 7.00pm for a 7.15 start. Entry is free for HGSA members and season-ticket holders and £2 for others, with James Deighton from Radio Leeds the compere for the evening.

We shall be inviting teams of four from all over Huddersfield to take part in our Big Quiz around Easter time. There will be a charge of £5 per team of four and there will be one prize of 75% of the evening’s profits.

Finally, membership is now due – in fact, it’s overdue! We have yet again held the fee to £5. This is a saving of at least £5 if you attend our monthly meetings as a non-member!

You can now pay or enrol online through our website.

For further information on all the above visit www.GiantsSupporters.co.uk, or contact Dave Calverley, on 07887 878 425.

 

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