Rugby League, the sport born in Huddersfield, is heading west - some 3,425 miles west.
Rugby officials have confirmed that Toronto Wolfpack will be competing in the British game next season.
And they will have a Huddersfield man at their heart.
Adam Fogerty, the former rugby league player, is now an actor and a fish and chip shop owner in Huddersfield, and is to be a director of the new club.
Toronto Wolfpack will join the UK’s third tier competition, Kingstone Press League 1, in 2017. That’s two levels down from the Huddersfield Giants - but the pair could meet in the Challenge Cup from next season.
Toronto Wolfpack will play home and away fixtures in four or five-match ‘blocks’, staying in residential accommodation while in the UK, and flying out other teams at their expense for home matches at Lamport Stadium in the Liberty Village area of downtown Toronto.
Visiting teams to Lamport Stadium, which is known as ‘The Den’, will fly out on a Thursday, play on Saturday and return to Europe on Sunday.
Toronto have already recruited a backroom and administrative team with a rich Rugby League pedigree which includes Brian Noble, former Huddersfield player Paul Rowley and Fogerty.
Fogerty played for Halifax, Warrington and St Helens.
But he also took up acting and has played supporting roles in several films such as Shooting Fish and Played, as well as the unlicensed boxer, Gorgeous George, in the Guy Ritchie crime caper Snatch. He played Mouse in Mean Machine and Raw in Greenfingers. He has also worked on soaps Coronation Street and Hollyoaks.
In 2007 he opened Harry Haywoods chippy in Linthwaite.
Noble, the former Bradford Bulls and Great Britain coach, has joined the club as Director of Rugby with ex-Leigh Centurions coach Rowley as head coach.
RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood said: “We have worked closely with the Canadian club’s officials and investors in the last few years and have no doubts that Toronto Wolfpack will enhance a competition which has already established a reputation for welcoming new clubs.”