IT’S FREE admission at the Giants next Saturday as chairman Ken Davy promises: “I’ll be making the most important announcement in the club’s modern-day history.”
What that announcement is remains closely under wraps, but he plans to address fans at half time during the engage Super League clash with Catalans Dragons (kick-off 7.30).
The boardroom chief is throwing the Galpharm gates open as the Giants bid to build on yesterday’s fine 30-24 Super League victory over Hull FC at the KC Stadium.
And he commented: “There is no catch to this one-off offer.
“Put simply, I will be making a major announcement at the half-time break which I expect to go down as probably the biggest announcement in the club’s modern-day history.
“In order to ensure that as many people get the news first hand, we are cancelling all admission charges and making the game free of charge for all.”
No other Super League club has ever made such an offer and Davy expects it to be well received by supporters who are getting ready to welcome new coach Nathan Brown next season.
“This news has already caused a stir in the club offices and I expect that effect to be multiplied many times over in the local community,” said Davy.
“It is such an important day for the club and one that I am extremely excited about.
“I would urge anyone with an interest in sport in the area to come along to the match and watch a great game and hear an announcement that they will never forget.”
After Davy and chairman-elect Dean Hoyle launched the £100 season-ticket deal with Town, Giants fans will be intrigued as to what the chairman has in store, especially after a largely disappointing season on the playing front leading to the dismissal of former head coach Jon Sharp, who is going to coach in Australia.
He will be working as No2 to Matthew Elliott at Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League.
Sharp, 41, who left the Giants in June after previously guiding them to a Challenge Cup final and a first appearance in the Super League play-offs, studied coaching methods at Penrith a decade ago and knows Elliott well from when he was with Bradford Bulls.