Simon Woolford: Huddersfield Giants head coach to leave at end of season

Simon Woolford

Huddersfield Giants have confirmed head coach Simon Woolford is to leave the club at the end of the season.

Managing director Richard Thewlis told the club websiteexternal-link “it felt best for all to get this news out now”.

Huddersfield are eighth in the Super League table but without a win since the season restarted in early August.

Woolford, a former Newcastle Knights assistant coach, was appointed Giants boss in April 2018 with the club bottom of the table and battling to avoid relegation from Super League.

He guided them to safety, but last season was also a difficult campaign and they finished just two points above bottom-placed London Broncos.

They started the 2020 season with four wins from five league games, however, since the campaign’s resumption following the five-month break because of the coronavirus pandemic, they have lost all five matches.

Thewlis added: “We would like to thank Simon for his service to the club and we hope he can finish his time with us with the success that we all desire.”

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