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Huddersfield Giants unveiled plans for their game against St Helens at the Galpharm Stadium this Sunday, the 24th April (3:00pm).
The Giants have billed this game as the 'Generation Game' and will be looking at the past and future of the club as well as highlighting a great deal for Senior Citizens and young children .
At 2:30pm, during the pre-match entertainment, in a combined effort, Huddersfield stars from the past will be introduced to the crowd with some of the Giants Academy stars of the future.
The players who have played for Huddersfield in the past and will be on display on Sunday include:
Mick Sullivan, Ken Senior, Derek Wroe, Ian Van Bellen, Tony Johnson, Brian Curry, Martin Calvert, Trevor Doyle, Ken Loxton, Rob Valentine, Graham Thornton, Wilf George, Billy Pickup, Peter Cramp, Gary Senior, Mick Shepherd, Dave Weavill and Jeff Wittenberg.
Also, for the benefit of the visitors, the Giants have invited some of the Saints players from past eras down to also be introduced to the crowd at 2:30pm.
The Saints players from the past include:
Geoff Pimblett, Derek Noonan, Jeff Heaton, Eric Chisnall, Kel Coslett, Duggie Greenall, Glyn Moses, Reg Blakemore, Brian McGinn, Peter Harvey and Billy Benyon In conjunction, the Giants are bringing the generation gap closer by announcing the game as Grandparents Day. A Senior Citizen and any number of children (within Primary School Education) can have an afternoon of entertainment with the Giants at the Galpharm Stadium for a combined price of just ?9 if tickets are pre purchased before the day of the game.
Giants Spokesman Jonathan Wilkinson said:
?This is a fantastic offer and one which we hope will have a good take up from the people of Huddersfield. For just ?9, Senior Citizens can come along to the Saints game and by taking advantage of our 'Under 12's are free' promotion, bring children with them. There are lots of features happening at the Stadium on matchday, with the emphasis on lots of fun and entertainment.
As well as the exciting Super League game with the Saints and the parade of the ex-players from both sides, there will be lots going on in our Family Stand including face-painting, giveaways and competitions. Our mascots Big G & Panda Pop will be on hand to say hello as will our cheer girls and helpers. It will be a great day of fun for the family.?
Tickets are available for the clash between Saints and the Giants either in person at the Galpharm Stadium Ticket Office or by phoning 01484 530710 during office hours. The Galpharm Stadium Ticket Office will also be open on Saturday Morning between 9am-12pm
Giants fan Barbara Beevers will be accompanied by her great grandchildren Dominic and Ellesse Brook at the game against Saints at the weekend. All three will gain entrance to the game for a combined price of just ?9!