England Rugby League Star, Jermaine McGillvary, Signs as Ambassador
Huddersfield ESEA are delighted to announce that current Huddersfield Giants and England player, Jermaine McGillvary has agreed to become the first Ambassador for the Rugby League Category 3 Academy.
Jermaine McGillvary, who currently plays on the wing for the Giants and England, needs little introduction thanks to his try scoring record in Super League. After another solid 2016, Jermaine will be looking to help the Huddersfield Giants kick on in 2017. He continued his impressive try-scoring run, which saw him become 2015’s Super League top try scorer, with 21 tries for the Giants. His try-scoring exploits also saw him continue his run of scoring 20 or more tries in a season for the fourth consecutive year.
The 28-year-old was also one of the stand-out performers for England during their 2016 Four Nations campaign, with a try in each of England’s games. The winger was also named in the 4 Nations Team of the Tournament.
Jermaine is a perfect choice to become the Ambassador for the Rugby League Category 3 Academy as he is Huddersfield born and has spent his entire career with the Claret and Gold. The 28-year-old winger, who was convinced to play Rugby League by Giants captain Leroy Cudjoe, was a late developer into the sport and learnt his trade with loan spells at Batley Bulldogs and Barrow Raiders in the Championship before making his Giants debut in 2010 under then Head Coach Nathan Brown.
Jermaine has now amassed over 200 career appearances, scoring over 150 tries and continues to be one of the Giants stand-out performers week in, week out, cementing himself as a Claret and Gold fan favourite.
Jermaine will play an instrumental role in the mentoring of our Rugby League Category 3 Academy players, recruitment process and helping to create chances for our students to have opportunities within the professional game.