Mark Andrews commits long-term future to Huddersfield

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Huddersfield head of performance Mark Andrews has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

Andrews, who is popularly known a Bumper, joined the Giants on a short-term basis in April and will be responsible for the physical and mental preparation of all first-team members.

The Australian is delighted to extend his stay at the club.

He said: “It’s good to get it all sorted with a bit of security for me and my wife, she’s happy and the kids are happy, so life is good.

“It was never the plan to stay this long, we only came temporarily, the last time we were here we had such a good time with the people here making it so easy, we’ve come again and really enjoyed it. We just thought that when you’re onto a good thing you need to stick to it and we want to hang around.

“I always knew I’d have a good relationship with Simon, when I came in Chris Thorman and Luke Robinson were doing a good job but now we’re getting good results and winning is always fun.

“I’m really excited for next season. You can see how far we’ve come on the field, the players have really bought in, there’s still a lot of improvement left in them so it’s exciting to think where we can go.”

Giants managing director Richard Thewlis is pleased to see Andrews stay.

He added:“The impact of Mark has been clear to see from the outside and it’s even more marked internally here when you see the work he does day to day.

“We must remember he came here without a written contract on just a handshake to a club that was at that time struggling but it is a club that’s in his heart and he wanted to help us.

“He desperately wants Huddersfield to succeed and immediately he came in he made changes that the players and fellow coaches bought into and I was personally delighted when Simon (Woolford) said he wanted him to stay longer and be part of his team longer term.

“Mark has now put pen to paper which will please everyone I am sure and put a stop to people saying is he staying or going home. Well he’s staying! and Huddersfield will be his family home for the foreseeable future which is simply great news.”

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