EXCITED McAlpine supremo Ken Davy believes the sporting public of Huddersfield should savour and share in the growing achievements of the town's two professional clubs.
Giants chairman Davy will watch his unbeaten side entertain Bradford Bulls on Sunday (3.00) in the Super League match of the day when a 10,000-plus McAlpine crowd is expected.
That's 24 hours after Town, who are also owned by Davy, travel to Northampton confident of holding on to an automatic Division III promotion spot.
The success of the two clubs has produced a massive feelgood factor inside the McAlpine Stadium, and Davy is keen for the fans to share in the positive mood.
"My message to everyone throughout the area is to savour and enjoy this moment," he announced.
"Both Town and the Giants are doing pretty well right now and I want the whole town to share in that success.
"By coincidence, Town are third in Division III and the Giants are third in Super League, and long may that continue.
"Both clubs have been through some difficult times, but the signs suggest they are now heading in the right direction.
"With the fantastic efforts of the players, and the drive and enthusiasm of Giants coach Jon Sharp and Town manager Peter Jackson they are helping to restore the sporting pride in our town.
"That process continues this weekend, and for the Giants that means our massive match at the McAlpine Stadium against world club champions Bradford Bulls.
"We're all extremely excited about this game and looking forward to welcoming a big five-figure crowd.
"I know it's a match that's already created a fair bit of interest, and my advice to those who still haven't made up their mind whether to come, is to get down and witness what should be a fantastic occasion.
"I'm sure everyone who comes will enjoy the experience."
Giants head coach Sharp has seen his side win their opening two Super League games, while victory in next Sunday's home clash with York would take Huddersfield into the semi-final of the Challenge Cup for the first time in 33 years.
But Sharp knows this weekend is by far his side's toughest test so far.
"We are preparing to face the form team in the Super League competition and we're all looking forward to it," said Sharp.
"Bradford will present us with a lot of different challenges and we have to be ready to meet them head-on.
"This Giants side is still relatively new and young, and we haven't got that many games under our belt.
"But I have complete faith in the players that they can go out there on Sunday and produce a big performance. That's all I can ask from them.
"It will give us an early indication of exactly how well we are progressing."