Rugby League is a family sport, that goes without saying.

We all love the thrills and the excitement so magnificently served up in last week’s clash with Leeds.

We love all aspects of the game – bar one.

None of us likes to see a player get hurt – and the disgraceful sight of players feigning injury has no part in our sport.

But the saddest sight of all is when a player goes down and doesn’t get up.

Currently all our thoughts are with the family of Danny Jones, the Keighley player who tragically died after suffering a cardiac arrest over the weekend whilst playing against London Skolars.

Despite the regular bickering and name calling between fans on social media and forums, the Rugby League family shows its true spirit at times like this.

A target of £1,000 was set to raise funds in memory of Danny and to support his wife and twin five-month-old daughters. As of writing, this has been smashed, with £40,000 having been raised already.

To donate, head over to the Just Giving page: .

Sincere condolences to his family, our thoughts really are with you.

Next week sees the relaunch of the Heritage Project in its new guise.

The small number of volunteers remaining from the original project are in dire need of rejuvenation in the form of new members. This is a very rewarding project, ensuring the history of our club is kept alive. For further details please contact either Dave Calverley (07887 878425) or David Thorpe (01484 533378).

The latest book from the project is about to be launched. It is entitled ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A History of Rugby League in Huddersfield’.

Embellished by much original research, this book relates original stories and new perspectives on all of these developments. It is about the broad shoulders of Giants on which the modern club and game stand, including Keith Burhouse’s memories of ‘the dark days’!

Details of its availability will be publicised presently.

Everyone is welcome at all our events. Full details can be found at . For our Facebook page, search in F/b for ‘Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association’.

The book ‘Huddersfield In WW1’ is still available and can be purchased at The Zone, online at , or via David Thorpe (01484 533378).