HUDDERSFIELD Giants fans have given a thumbs-up to the new home shirt for Super League XVIII.

The top was unveiled at the club’s Open Day at the John Smith’s Stadium, when over 500 fans saw captain Danny Brough wear the shirt for the first time at an open training session.

That should have been held on the Stadium pitch, but had to be held on the trackside instead because of a heavy frost.

That didn’t dampen the fans’ enthusiasm as they were able to watch head coach Paul Anderson put the players through a skills session just yards away.

In fact, that proved a real eye-opener, with the fans backing up club officials’ claims that the new Giants squad is bigger than ever.

“Once again, our Open Day proved a phenomenal success,” said delighted Giants managing director Richard Thewlis.

“And the fact we couldn’t hold a training session on the field didn’t spoil it for the fans at all.

“To be honest, I think the skills session which took place at the side of the pitch went down incredibly well.

“That gave them the chance to see the players train at very close quarters, and also see the size of them.

“I really was struck by the amount of positive comments being made about the physical stature of the players. It backed everything we’ve been thinking.

“And the feedback regarding the new shirt was equally as positive. That was something else that was great to hear.

“So, all in all, it was the icing on the cake of another superb Open Day that was enjoyed by all.

“There was a fantastic feelgood factor around the stadium, and it really has added to everyone’s excitement ahead of the start of the new 2013 season.”

The new design showcases a balance of claret and gold hoops which references styles from years gone by.

It is priced at £48 for adults and is available in sizes Small to XXXXL. Kids can also grab their shirt for £40 in sizes XSmall to XLarge.

Season-ticket holders will receive a £5 discount on their shirt, which can be pre-ordered online.