Giants launch talent builder website

Huddersfield Giants have gone live with a new website section, Talentbuilder, whose aim is to give as much information as possible to all those interested in the development of junior rugby league in the area.

Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis commented " It is an appropriate time to showcase this website as it comes on the back of full Super League debuts in the past few weeks of local players Leroy Cudjoe (18yrs old) and Michael Lawrence (17yrs old ). Our head coach Jon Sharp was fulsome in his praise for the players as they made a vital step forward in their rugby careers in making their full debuts and I would echo that and highlight too the work done by the many junior coaches and volunteer staff in the local area who do so much unseen work.

Talentbuilder aims to give information to all who contribute to the development of junior rugby league players for Huddersfield and is a focal point for anyone to get involved with us.

Already two keen supporters, Andrew Wright and Martyn Waddington, who run the fans forum,, have come forward and built the Talentbuilder website. The time and effort that they have put in has been immense and is very much appreciated by everyone at the club.

Talentbuilder will be a developing scheme for young players and ourselves as a club. We need to produce more home grown talent under the new RFL regulations to follow the likes of Crabtree, Cudjoe and Lawrence and we are convinced that the players are out there. We aim to show them that when making choices on which scholarships to join or under 18 teams, then they and their parents will choose Huddersfield. Not only must we provide top class coaching and facilities, the educational aspects are needed too so that the player has more than one string to his bow so to speak when he gets a little older."

Andrew Wright of commented "It