Giants get boost in announcing Purtill Arrival
Huddersfield Giants welcome Keiron Purtill with immediate effect
The Huddersfield Giants are delighted to announce that new Assistant Coach Keiron Purtill has joined the club with immediate effect and has this week started his duties with Head Coach Paul Anderson.
Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis confirmed to giantsrl.com that the acceleration of Purtill’s arrival was a key goal to make happen:
“Last week we had a race against time to register Brett Ferres and once that had been achieved and the game played the next key target to sort out was Kieron Purtill. Again as a club we have backed Paul Anderson to the hilt in bringing this appointment forward to fruition. I welcome Kieron and a fresh face and ideas will help in so many areas at a time when clearly we are hurting on and off the field.”
The England Knights Head Coach arrives at the Galpharm having been out of club coaching since he left St Helens in March and he admits he is pleased to get back into the day-today coaching of Rugby League.
“It’s good to get in early and get my feet under the table. I’ve missed the day-to-day coaching and the involvement of Rugby League. I’ve been doing the England Knights which is only part-time during the year but I’ve missed being around the players and coaching and that’s what I like doing and I’m glad to be back in it.”
“It’s good to be back with Paul Anderson. I’ve been involved in coaching for quite a few years now. Paul started here coaching last time I was at Huddersfield and he helped out with the England Knights so it’s good to be back involved and it’s good to see his progression as well, what he’s made over the years.”
The Giants have grown over the years and now boast an exciting array of talent. With a strong, talented group of English players in the squad, Purtill is keen to work with them after watching their progression for the last year and a half.
“I think one of the exciting things about the Huddersfield Giants is that there is a good nucleus of young British players and there are some good quality oversees players in there. I’m excited for the future of the club and I’m excited to be getting involved with the players. I’ve been watching the progression the players have made over the last eighteen months and hopefully we can extend that and improve the players and be successful at the club as well.”