GIANTS chairman Ken Davy is confident their new Super League licence will provide the platform to bring silverware to the Galpharm.

Huddersfield were yesterday awarded a new top-flight franchise for the next three years.

The Galpharm club will be part of a 14-club competition between 2012 and 2014, with Co-operative Championship side Widnes taking the place of Crusaders, who have withdrawn.

“We were absolutely delighted with the licence. It’s wonderful,” said Davy, whose club are now classed as a B Grade licence club.

“It means we can now go forward as a club over the next few years and go on to even greater success in Super League.

“The authorities who made the decision have been encouraged by the progress we’ve made in a whole range of areas, including the way in which our support is still increasing – and will continue to over the next 12 months.

“In addition, the team’s performances over the past few seasons have been terrific.

“We’re now the top performing club in Yorkshire, we’ve had two Challenge Cup final appearances in the past five seasons and are regularly appearing in the Super League play-offs, and with this licensing news it continues to be a case of onwards and upwards.”

Sights are now on Saturday’s home Super League clash against Hull KR at the Galpharm (7.15).

“We’ve pulled out all the stops to make it a memorable event,” said Davy. “As well as the potential to be a tremendous game of rugby league, there will be a whole host of family activities available.”