Such is the strong feeling about Huddersfield possibly – probably? – losing its A&E department at the Royal Infirmary that the anger amongst the population of the town is reaching new heights.
At our game against Wigan last week, not only were there placards on display for the Sky TV cameras, but HGSA had ‘#handsoffHRI’ pinned to our flag.
It takes a lot to unite 50 000 people in one locality, but PFI and the health authority have done just that!
Hopefully, this demonstration of support did not overshadow our half-time presentation of another cheque to the Giants.
Committee members Zoe McGuinness and Martin Eastwood gave club chairman Ken Davy more funds towards the development of youth rugby at the Giants.
All in all, it was quite an eventful night at the stadium.
Not only was there some sort of action on the pitch (and yet another feeling of frustration in the crowd), but also the sad sight of a player announcing his retirement.
Luke Robinson has been fearless for eight years on the pitch for the Huddersfield Giants. He has quite literally put his body on the line for the team.
How many times have we seen him look round and say to himself “Now, who’s the biggest and fastest forward I can stand in front of?”!
Prematurely his body has caught up with him. Luke was given the simple choice of ‘walk or rugby’.
Thankfully, the RFL has given Luke permission to have a testimonial year.
A team has been put together to think up, organise and run events for him. All you, the general public, has to do is attend them!
Rest assured, HGSA will be playing its part in helping Robbo.
It’s almost upon us.
Our inaugural ‘Curry Night’.
Six o’clock tomorrow evening in the King’s Head followed at 7.25 by a stumble across St George’s Square to LaLa’s.
Next month’s guest at Turnbridge will be Julia Lee.
Julia is an ex-match official and currently the Head of Participation and Regions for the RFL.
She was with Jenna Brough and Robert Hicks in that little jaunt up Kilimanjaro for the Steve Prescott Foundation!
May will see the 54th anniversary of one of our Challenge Cup Final appearances. Neil Fox (bad boy turned goodie!) has agreed to be one of our guests at a special video evening. We are hoping that Tommy Smales and Harry Deighton will also be there.
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