NEW Giants signing Steve Snitch is bracing himself for what he believes could be the toughest week of pre-season training in his career!
The 22-year-old forward, who joined from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats at the end of the season, has admitted that the work the Huddersfield Super League squad put in during the first full week of training was of the highest intensity.
And he knows that it will be no different in week two as the Giants build up to the opening game at Leeds Rhinos on Sunday, February 12, next year.
"The training we were put through last Monday was the hardest I've ever experienced," revealed Snitch. "And there was no let-up as the week went on.
"I also know it's going to be no different this week, either. In fact, if anything, it'll be even harder!
"But even though it's all been so very, very tough, we're all really enjoying it.
"As a squad, we're all fully aware this whole process is geared up to making us as competitive as possible next season, so we know the hard work we're putting in is a price worth paying.
"But what's also become clear to me in the short time I've been at the Giants, is how professional everything is. Nothing is left to chance to make sure we get the right preparation.
"There's such attention to small detail that it's almost incredible."
Meanwhile, Giants officials are on the look-out for fans to help distribute the club's new fixture cards and posters throughout the Huddersfield area.
The move is the club's latest way of trying to spread the Giants gospel to a much wider audience.
"We want as many people as possible to be made aware of Huddersfield Giants," explained marketing officer Jonthan Wilkinson. "That can be achieved through the distribution of posters and cards, and hopefully people will contact me to help the cause."