Giants delight at record numbers

Excited Huddersfield Giants officials are celebrating record season ticket numbers, a 50% increase on the first three home gates and are planning to smash a new barrier ahead of Easter Monday's game at the Galpharm versus Salford Reds (7:30pm) which will see the home debut of star Aussie signing Michael De Vere. The club began the 2005 campaign with a 57% increase in their season ticket base from the previous year and have now launched a mini ticket to co-incide with the debut of Michael De Vere.

Giants General Manager Richard Thewlis explained:

"The numbers pre-season were extremely encouraging and as part of the season ticket package, holders had vouchers for each of the first three games to enable them to bring a friend for a fiver. The uptake on these was good and has provided significant data regarding our "floating" support which we are now looking to capitalize on by offering a mini ticket for the next four Engage Super League games at the Galpharm which gives excellent savings."

"The expansion of our crowd remains a crucial issue and I am pleased to report that our aggregate crowds are 50% up on last year's corresponding fixtures. The debut of Michael De Vere next Monday has already captured the imagination and interest of the Huddersfield public and I would anticipate that we will soon be able to celebrate our 2000th season ticket holder - something the club has never previously achieved." Full details of the mini season ticket offer to cover the games versus Salford, Wigan, St Helens and London can be found on

For any further information, please contact Jonathan Wilkinson at the club on 01484 530710.