HUDDERSFIELD Giants head into the new Super League season with a new coach and a squad of players confident this could be their year.
The arrival of new Galpharm chief Nathan Brown from top Australian NRL club St George Dragons has given the Giants a new lease of life.
With the 35-year-old Brown having spent five seasons in charge of the Dragons, the new Huddersfield boss certainly has no lack of top-flight coaching experience.
And having already created a massive impression on the new players under his command, Brown is hoping for big things in 2009.
“I think I speak for everyone at the club when I say I can’t wait for our season to start”, said Brown.
“Pre-season has gone well and we’ll be starting Super League in good shape.
“And for that the players themselves need to take a great deal of the credit. From day one, I’ve been incredibly impressed with their positive attitude to training.
“They’re all keen to learn and never fail to work hard. I really couldn’t have asked for much more for them.
“It’s definitely a good starting point for the season ahead, but now the hard work really begins.
“I’ve never been one to make bold predictions, but I do know that if everyone plays to their full potential and we find a new level of consistency we’ll be okay and we will make a very positive impact.
“Personally, I can’t wait to see us fulfil our full potential!”