McGillvary signs 5 year Giants deal

Huddersfield winger Jermaine McGillvary has signed a new five year contract with the club which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2016 season.

The powerful 23-year-old has scored 20 tries in 30 Super League appearannces and is a member of the England Knights squad.

Giants MD Richard Thewlis said the club had rightly rewarded the youngster with a new long term deal:

“Jermaine’s story is truly remarkable and we are delighted to retain him at our club for the long term. He came into the game relatively late and has worked incredibly hard with us and when on dual registration to the point today where he is an England Knight and Super League regular.

“A number of clubs are short on English talent and we are aware that many eyes are being cast towards our players so for us to keep a local lad like Jermaine in the claret and gold is wonderful news.

“He is comfortably one of our most popular players and there is a real buzz of excitement from our fans when he gets the ball but yet both he and Browny will say that he still has lots of improvements which will come into his game as he gains experience and continues to train in our environment. “

Head Coach Nathan Brown was pleased to see Jermaine commit long term:

“Jermaine’s long term signing is good news for the Club and he is only going to continue to improve. He has worked hard on his game and over the last two years it has developed well. He has good on and off field habits and his training standards are high. He is a fine role model for other kids at the club.”

McGillvary was delighted to sign a new deal with the Giants and stated:

“I’m really pleased to be at my hometown club for hopefully the best years of my career.  Three years ago I was in the academy and now I’m establishing myself in the first team and I’ve secured a five year deal, so it’s great news.  

“A number of us have signed up so we’ve got a good core of players who are staying here for the long run.  It’s also good watching new good players coming in as well and this can only be positive for the club.  

“I want to keep improving and progressing as a player for the team and I definitely want to win something with the Giants. We’ve got a great set of fans and with the season ticket offer for 2012 we hope everyone signs up.”

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