WHAT an eventful few days it’s been!
First of all, there was the disappointment of losing to Warrington in the semi-final of the Challenge Cup and then the news head coach Nathan Brown was being released early from his Huddersfield Giants contract.
So from the HGSA, it’s a big thanks, Nathan, for your efforts.
At times the team was a joy to watch – the best footy played by a Fartown/Giants team for half a century.
All the best for the future (apart from when we play Saints, of course!).
And so to events just held and those just around the corner.
Ahead of the London Broncos game we held a disco for youngsters. This was a resounding success, with youngsters dancing to the music and also playing party games. Luke O’Donnell and Matty Dawson came along to meet young and old fans alike. Needless to say that Big G was a star attraction!
The Giant Olympics event was a most enjoyable evening down at Turnbridge WMC. Whilst not as successful as the Reindeer Race Night held last December, nevertheless those who participated had a thoroughly good night.
Our guest speaker on August, 7 will be Jeff Wittenburg. Jeff joined for us in the 90s and played in the forwards. Whilst he is an Australian, Jeff saw sense and settled down in the town and has a sandwich shop in Paddock.
Advance notice of our AGM. It will be on Tuesday, October 2 at Turnbridge WMC. We shall be seeking new faces for fresh ideas.
Meanwhile, voting will soon be taking place for the Wagstaffe Trophy, which is presented to the player who the Supporters Association would least like to lose – for whatever reason. Scott Grix was last year’s winner.
Voting forms (both paper and electronic) will be available soon, so get your thinking caps on.
Now turning to the Heritage Project, which is now in full swing with an excellent Steering Group. For this to be the success it deserves to be, a lot of volunteers are needed to perform minor tasks.
For example, the amount of memorabilia is mounting. It will be put on display for people to view, but for a more permanent record it will be scanned and put on the website. Are you willing to take a few items home and scan them at your leisure?
Furthermore, people have memories! Are you willing to be trained to interview people so that these memories can be recorded for posterity? One morning for the training is all that is required plus intermittent sessions interviewing people.
How about learning how to archive material then putting this skill to use? There is an 1890 original copy of “Hurrah For The Claret And Gold”. It is in a fairly good condition, but in order for it to still be around in another 100 years it will need to be stored in more than a piece of paper!
If you have lots of time and want to really become involved, then why not join the Steering Group itself?
For further information about any of the above, please visit our website, www.GiantsSupporters.co.uk, or contact Dave at da.calverley@PhotoLens.co.uk or phone 07887 878 425.