Huddersfield invite Olympic champion Ed Clancy as guest of honour

The John Smith’s Stadium will be blessed with gold on Sunday when Olympic champion Ed Clancy visits as guest of honour during Huddersfield’s home match against Leeds.

Clancy won a gold medal in the team pursuit at the London 2012 Olympics and finished third in the Omnium event in the velodrome. 

The West Yorkshire born cyclist will bring out the match ball ahead of Huddersfield’s game against Leeds Rhinos on Sunday.

Giants Business Development Officer Robbie Hunter-Paul believes it’s great for the club to have an Olympic Champion come and watch the Giants.

He said: ““Ed Clancy is a modern day sporting icon and his achievements in the cycling are outstanding.  He managed to get gold in this year’s Olympics in the team pursuit as well as a bronze in the Omnium event.

“It’s absolutely fantastic for the club to have Ed come and witness world-class Rugby League; he has won numerous World Championships as well and he will present the match ball prior to kick-off and I’m sure the fans will give vociferous support to Ed as we aim to do the double over the Leeds Rhinos.”

Kick off at the John Smiths Stadium on Sunday is 3pm.

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