GIANTS coach Nathan Brown can’t wait to start work at the Galpharm.
He arrives with his family in Huddersfield this weekend and then will be straight into the office to work alongside assistant Paul Anderson.
The squad return for pre-season training a week on Monday and Brown revealed preparations have already started for Super League XIV.
“It was always my plan (and that of the club) to arrive in the UK during the last week of October, so basically it’s so far so good,” said Brown amid his packing for the flight from Sydney.
“I have met up with Richard Thewlis over here (in Australia) and quite a few of our squad who are here on holiday, which was good and means I won’t have so many unfamiliar faces on day one!”
Brown has been given a glowing endorsement by England coach Tony Smith, whose side face Australia in the World Cup in Melbourne on Sunday. Thewlis, of course, is manager of Scotland’s tour to the Sky TV screened tournament.
“I have spoken to and emailed Paul Anderson so many times now and it’s going to be great to finally meet him,” explained Brown.
“The plan is that we go straight into the office and continue with the preparations we have been working on.
“It’s an exciting time for me and the club and from the feedback I have, the Giants ‘revolutionary’ season-tickets are going really well and we should be set for a good following next year.
“A big home support can be a massive boost for any team, so obviously we are going to do all we can to highlight the fantastic offer the club has made.”
With last Friday’s seat renewal deadline now gone, supporters can have the pick of all seats that were previously reserved (to 2008 season ticket holders) when purchasing their 2009 Giants season-ticket.
Fans have less than a month to secure their engage Super League XIV ticket at the ‘revolutionary’ prices which start at just £80 for adults and £65 for concessions.
The early bird deadline for buying is Saturday November 22 at noon, and the club are hoping for big business.