Huddersfield Giants join Parliamentary Rugby League Group
The Parliamentary Rugby League Group has announced Huddersfield Giants as a new Associate Member of the Group.
The Giants become the fifth Super League club to join the Group as Associate Members, alongside Hull KR, Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors. Other clubs in the Group are Championship Club Batley Bulldogs, League One club Oxford RL, and community club Brentwood Eels.
As well as clubs, the Parliamentary Group welcomes other organisations and individuals as Associate Members. All agree to the Group’s constitution and its sole remit to “support the game of rugby league football”.
Associate Members are welcome to take part in the Group’s monthly meetings in the palace of Westminster and attend the Group’s Annual Dinner in the House of Lords.
The announcement was made by Giants fan, Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney, who said “As a Huddersfield Giants fan, I am delighted that the Giants have joined the Parliamentary Rugby League Group as Associate Members. I’m always very happy to feed-in issues about the sport, the Giants and clubs in my constituency to the All-Party Group, Parliamentary colleagues and Government Ministers, but Associate Membership allows others in Parliament to hear first-hand from the club. I’m very much looking forward to the hearing more from the Giants at future Group meetings.”
Giants’ Managing Director Richard Thewlis said “Huddersfield Giants are proud to be joining the Parliamentary Rugby League Group in this historic 120th anniversary of the foundation of rugby league. The Group has played an important role in the sport for over a quarter of a century, a quarter of the lifetime of the sport, and we look forward meeting MPs and fellow Associate Members in Parliament to further the game.”