STEPHEN WILD emerged as the major award winner at the Giants’ end-of-season dinner last night.
The 26-year-old, who earlier this season became the first player from the Huddersfield club to play for Great Britain in over 30 years, was named Coaches’ Player of the Year.
Wild also picked up the club’s top tackler award and top tryscorer with 16 so far.
There were also main honours for departing duo Brad Drew, named the Supporters’ Player of the Year, and Chris Nero, Players’ Player.
And prop John Skandalis picked up an award for the most metres made in games during the season.
Leroy Cudjoe was announced as the Senior Academy Player of the Year, with Michael Lawrence taking the Junior Academy equivalent.
Giants coach Jon Sharp believed all the honours were richly deserved, with the Giants chief admitting the coaches’ choice of Wild took some reaching.
“Stephen has been absolutely fantastic for us all season, and that’s why he was chosen,” said Sharp.
“He has been a real model of consistency from start to finish.
“But there were a whole host of players who we could have chosen. It’s been that sort of season.
“Every player who picked up an award has won it on merit.
“I just hope our players will gain even more recognition by the end of the year.”
That suggests Sharp believes some of his players should be considered for this season’s Super League Dream Team.
Huddersfield have never had a player included before, but after reaching the play-offs for the first time, that could change.