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GIANTS SECURE OUTSTANDING YOUNG TALENT
Huddersfield Giants have secured the signing of talented half-back Jack Miller, who forms part of the clubs plans going forward.
The 16 year old Smallthorne Panthers prospect has also represented the Wakefield Service Area and signs his first professional contract with the club, as part of the Giants Academy in 2012. Miller also recently spent over two months in Australia, furthering his Rugby League education ahead of the switch to the Galpharm Stadium.
Player Performance Manager Peter Riding was delighted with the signing;
"I think Jack has got everything in his tool box to go right to the top of the game, in the modern game you talk about young pivot players having good kicking games and that is one of Jack's strengths. He's got a great running and passing game too, so he's got all the ingredients that a young half-back needs.
"We will make sure Jack has the support structure around him to fulfil his undoubted potential. We invest heavily in the people we put around these young players and the support mechanism is the secret to ensuring that we move forward as a club and ensure that we have good players coming through our system."
Jack Miller admitted he was looking forward to getting started as a Huddersfield player;
"I'm really excited about signing for Huddersfield, it didn't take me very long at all once I was offered the chance and I can't wait to grasp the opportunity I've been given with both hands. I've played at Smallthorne Panthers and also for Wakefield service area, hopefully at Huddersfield I can kick on even further and progress as a player. The Giants are a massive club now and I'm really pleased that I'm a part of their plans going forward.
"Everything is in place for me at Huddersfield and I'm looking forward to working with the staff here - I'd love to become a Super League player, it's what I've always wanted to do and hopefully I can make that a reality in the long-term.
"I've recently had the opportunity to play in Australia for ten weeks, not only playing competitive rugby out there but also living with a family and experiencing school life in a place called Mackay in North Queensland. I've learned a lot from that - we played in 9 games including two finals and it's something I will remember for the rest of my life."