Robin­son and Co are aim­ing for hon­ours

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

LUKE Robin­son is look­ing for­ward to a pro­duc­tive sea­son with Hud­der­s­field Gi­ants Un­der 19s.

The Academy coach and his side start their sea­son tonight with a home game against Wi­gan War­riors at Lock­wood Park (7.00).

And the for­mer Gi­ants and Wi­gan hooker is look­ing for a strong start as the Gi­ants look to chal­lenge for tro­phies and de­velop the young tal­ent at the club.

“I don’t want to be lan­guish­ing, I want to be mak­ing the play-offs and be chal­leng­ing for tro­phies at Academy level,” said Robin­son.

“Hope­fully that will work its way up when those play­ers be­come first­team play­ers, but at the end of the day, we are try­ing to make in­di­vid­u­als for the first-team.

“We start against Wi­gan and they are go­ing to be re­ally tough – they are prob­a­bly the team to beat this year.

“I think they have been for the last 10 years and they have got a re­ally good youth sys­tem.

“They’re al­ways full of academy in­ter­na­tion­als so they’re a re­ally tough op­po­si­tion, but I think one that we’re look­ing for­ward to, and rev­el­ling in re­ally.”

The Academy are back at Lock­wood Park and Robin­son has urged the Gi­ants fans to come out in force to watch the next gen­er­a­tion of tal­ent.

“We have home ad­van­tage. It’s a re­ally good place, for any­one that’s not been there, it’s a great lit­tle academy pitch,” said Robin­son.

“It’s got a bal­cony over­look­ing the club­house and the pitch, a big, wide flat sur­face, that’s go­ing to be in re­ally good nick.

“The games there are nor­mally free-flow­ing and good to watch.

“The fans make a big dif­fer­ence and it gives the young lads a bit of con­fi­dence.

“The more fans that can get up there the bet­ter the at­mos­phere will be and the bet­ter the lads will play, that’s the same at any level.

“Fin­gers crossed we can get as a many peo­ple up there as we can to sup­port the lads.

“It’s great to go and see what the next gen­er­a­tion of Gi­ants play­ers are do­ing, and I’d like to think we play an ex­pan­sive, free-flow­ing rugby.

“I’m try­ing to in­stil that into my play­ers and give them the con­fi­dence to play, so there should be some en­ter­tain­ing games.”

Ad­mis­sion prices for the games at Lock­wood Park are £3 for adult Gi­ants sea­son-ticket hold­ers, £3.50 for adults, £2 for con­ces­sion Gi­ants sea­son-ticket hold­ers, £2.50 for con­ces­sions and all Un­der 16s en­ter free of charge. ■■Na­tional Con­fer­ence League top flight side Un­der­bank Rangers are to hold their an­nual gen­eral meet­ing at The Cross on Wed­nes­day, March 7 (7.30pm).

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